October 27, 2012

TSMSS - I Choose To Believe


{The instructions are easy. Just write a post on your blog about a song. It can be a song that has spoken to your heart during a difficult time... a song that brings back a special memory... a song that makes you want to sing along at the top of your lungs... a song that makes you glad... a song that makes you want to dance... a song that has inspired you... a song that makes you feel like the words were written just for you... a song that makes your soul sing. ~ from Amy's blog}
This Sunday is my mother's birthday which is why I chose this particular song. My mother suffers from Parkinson's, which is a debilitating disease. She was diagnosed when I was quite young and did incredibly well for years and years. Then a few years ago she tripped and fell down, breaking her pelvic bone. Something about that fall threw her body out of whack (more than just a broken bone I mean) and she is now having to use a wheelchair on a daily basis (she didn't need one before). This all sounds depressing, I know. And some days it is. Actually a lot of days it is. She does have good days; that's the thing with this disease, you never know what your day will be like until you wake up that morning. Some days she has good control of her movements and other days not.  But!!!! She still gets up every morning! (There are days I don't want to get out of bed and I don't face the prospect of requiring someone to help me dress or get breakfast ready.) My mother is one of the strongest people I know. In fact, I'm positive that she has no clue how strong she really is! She is an amazing woman and I'm incredibly blessed to have her as my mother.

All that long paragraph to simply state that I chose this song because it reminds me of her. In the midst of her struggles and frustrations, she still believes in God. She still believes that He has a plan for her. She still believes that something good will come out of this, even if she can't see it, or maybe won't see it. She is a wonderful example of hope and trust to me and everyone around her. Here's to you mom! I think God picked the best one out there just for me! I love you.






{On a side note, I know this week has been pretty book review-less. I hope to have at least one coming this weekend. Just in case you were wondering.}

Toodle-loo kangaroos!

5 comments:

  1. You have a positive outlook on a sad situation. Bless you for taking care of your mother. She is lucky to have you!

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    1. Thank you. Though I will admit that I don't always have a positive outlook. Some days are certainly harder than others. But I have wonderful family and friends who help through the tough spots! :)

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  2. Kara, thank you for sharing. I wonder how young you were, and your mom, when she was diagnosed. My husband was diagnosed w/ Parkinsons two years ago, at 39. He is now 41. I am 39, and we have three children, 7,5, and 3. It has been so hard to see him succumb to PD. He's on the verge of having to quit working, and our children are not getting what they need from him. He just can't handle their noise and childishness. Iam very stressed with trying to hold our family together, and I don't think I'm a very good wife or mom a lot of days. Sorry for dumping, I'm just really hurting tonight. Thank God, He's in control!!!

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  3. Sorry, that should have been us2wengers@juno.com instead of unknown.

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    1. I sent an email to the above address! Hope you got it.

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