After spending two weeks in Greece, being lead by and in total service to the Cosmic Mother and the powerful Goddesses and feminine energies, how perfect that I would have the opportunity to be able to be of service to my own mother!
At 85 years old, my mother just had a total hip replacement. She had been well taken care of in rehab for three weeks, and now it was time for her to come home. I flew out Thursday night so I could be there Friday to go grocery shopping and get what she needed for her home. My sister, Patti, picked me up from the airport, and I spent two nights at her home. On Friday we had lunch with mom at her rehab facility, and then we went grocery shopping. We went back to rehab at 3:00 for their ice cream social –a weekly event. Mom was excited and had invited several relatives. All enjoyed the ice cream social. Now I know why mom hated to leave there. They knew how to take care of their patients in more ways than just medical!
On Saturday we brought mom back to her house. Luckily her downstairs tenants came up to say hello and were able to figure out how to get the heat working again as the heat was totally off and not working.
I felt so blessed to have a week at my mom’s home being able to be of service to her and her healing and to have mother and daughter time together. I would cook three meals a day, do the dishes, run errands, and each night I would read aloud a chapter from Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel The Signature of All Things. We both loved the book, and I am already missing reading it to her.
We had a few minor challenges to work through while I was there. For instance, communication is much better when mom wears her hearing aid, so after spending 10 or 15 minutes discussing something, we are both on the same page. Certain important key words have been heard! It was also a great lesson for me in learning to be more patient.
What a difference my mom and I are. I am not a telephone person. I have my phone unplugged until at least 11:00 each day. My mom is the one person I call, and I do that daily to check on her and have for a few decades. Mom is very social and also a kind, fun and intelligent woman who is adored and loved by many, to say the very least. Her phone never stops ringing, and she loves hearing from all her friends and family. The Sunday after she came home, the doorbell never stopped ringing either. She is blessed to have so many loving and caring friends and relatives in her life who truly care about her.
The week was filled with fun and love and a few adventures like helping my sister paint in her home, getting ready for new floors and carpets. She was spray-painting a railing while I was hand-painting the doors when we realized the spray paint was airborne and landing everywhere including on us and all the furniture and floor! We spent hours scrubbing, but I realized it didn’t matter what I was doing – I was with my sister, and that was all that mattered in that moment.
There were even miracles afloat. My other sister and I had had a huge falling out five years earlier, and things seemed to go from bad to worse and never seemed like it would ever be restored. Instead of coming out after I left to go home, she came a day early to see me and drive me to the airport early the next morning for a 7:00 flight. Everything had shifted– we had the deep belly laughs we always use to have when we were together. I could feel the energy had totally been restored and was whole. It felt like the good old days. As we were hugging each other goodbye at the airport telling each other how much we loved each other, she looked me in the eye and told me how much she had missed me.
What a gift to my heart and hers, and I know to my mom’s. Love and miracles!
I arrived back to my home this evening. There was an unexpected package by my door. I couldn’t imagine what it was. A dozen of the most beautifully decorated chocolate covered strawberries with a note from my 28-year-old son who lives in Brooklyn saying, “Love you Mama.”
Do I ever feel blessed!!
With Love and Light, Kat