Life: A Bitter Sweet Symphony

It rain last week you know, murky and wet all week. This week the sun shined through, and still does right now. A bitter irony considering what happened on Mother’s Day. We had a little get together on my Aunt’s place, just family, three generations worth. Kids played underfoot, parents talked about the weather, grandma sat by the TV.

A perfectly ordinary Mother’s Day.

Then night fell, and nearly took my mother with me.

A stroke, a possible blood clot on the right side of the brain. Left her left side paralyzed from the face down. Spent a hellish night in the Emergency room. She is recuperating, slowly, although we still don’t know exactly what happened. No relapse so far, but I just know that this is going to be a hard year for all of us. Therapy, hard work and the stress of seeing death stalking those you care about.

Happy tidings, eh?

I’ll leave you with this song, that somehow fits my current mood.  Queen-Radio Ga Ga:

9 comments on “Life: A Bitter Sweet Symphony

  1. Sorry. I hope she recovers soon. I lost my mom when I was 19. (She was only 42)

    There cannot be life without death. Its such a bummer that death lasts so long. I suppose the only thing we can do is appreciate this little window of life for as long as we have it.



  2. That’s terrible news, and on the worst possible day as well. I’m hoping for the best for you and your mother.


  3. What a terrible thing to have happen, and on Mother’s Day!

    All my best to you and your family, and heartfelt hopes for a speedy recovery for your mother.


  4. That’s an awful reminder not to take our loved ones for granted. She’ll recover, you have to believe that. The power of positive thinking goes further then you can imagine.
    My thoughts are with you and your family and I’m sending some good vibes your way.


    • Thank you Carol and dayner. She is a bit better now, but there seems to be a leak in the back heart wall, they will go in with a small camera to see what it is and see how to fix it.


  5. 😦 Sending good thoughts your way, and really great recovery vibes her way!!!!


  6. I’m sorry to hear about this, ralfast, but hopeful that she’ll recover. And that you also take care of yourself, because it’s easy to forget about one’s own health when caring for a family member.

    We kind of do take moms for granted, so when something happens to them, it’s as though a continent’s disappeared off our personal maps.


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