Friday, May 9, 2008

Hola from Naples

Whew, ladies. As some of you know, we made an emergency trip to Naples, Florida earlier this week. My mother is in the hospital, and we felt we needed to be there with her. So we left home at 8:00 Tuesday night and drove 1600 miles. We wanted to drive straight through, but we just couldn't do it. I was just too tired. We drove for 24 straight hours (well, as straight through as you can when you are traveling with two boys with bottomless pits for stomachs. I guess they thought they needed to eat or something.) We stopped in Valdosta, Georgia for the night. We tried to make it at least to Ocala, Florida, but we hit Atlanta in rush hour, and it took us FOREVER to get through there.
So, anyway, we eventually made it, and now we are here. And, can I just say, THANK YOU for your prayers. It meant a lot to me to know that you were praying for me and my mom. My mom wasn't doing well at all when we first got here. She was drifting in and out of consciousness and was incoherent. Today is much better. My mom is awake and in pretty good spirits. I wish I could give you all a comprehensive medical update, but we're still waiting for the results of few tests. So, I'll be back, probably tomorrow, and hopefully I will have more information then.
Thanks again for your prayers. Please pray that my mom is even better tomorrow. She wants to throw me a birthday party in the hospital tomorrow. Let's hope she forgets about that!
I love you all. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

7 comments:

Julia said...

Wow, I can't believe you guys drove all the way to Naples!!! That is perseverance for sure! Yes, Atlanta traffic is the worst! You seriously can't have road rage or someone will die...in fact, people do die!

A friend sent me this encouraging scripture today...I'll share it with you and will be praying:

Romans 5:3-5
"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."

Kelly said...

Praying for you Heather!

Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's day!!! I'm glad you are with you mother. I hope she will heal quickly.

Josh & Sarah said...

Just read this and prayed for you and your mom.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Caroline said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! hang in there girl!!!!! praying for your mom in every way!!! glad that you guys stopped! love you dear!!! have a great birthday....wish we could all be together!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Birthday wishes, a hug, and prayers for your mom....coming you way, sista! Wish we could go rollerskating today for your birthday! -NOT! Love You!

Natasha said...

Hi Heather, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday! I found your site through Kelly's Korner and Julia's blog.

Your mom is in my prayers. I am glad you could be with her on Mother's Day!

melissa said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOST CHERISHED AND BELOVED FRIEND!!!