Thursday, February 17, 2011

Someone I Love

Someone I love has been very ill. But she's going to be alright. She has my spirit, my eyes, and now my illness. I've handled mine well and I will teach her to handle hers. It will become merely a nuisance and a reminder to take good care of herself. The taking good care will be the gift - a paltry silver lining.

It's hard when a child is suddenly not well, even a grown child who is now whole. When one holds one's infant for the first time, many wishes are bestowed including the deepest fervent hope for health and well-being. It is a tender pain when a mother realizes that wish may not be fulfilled in its entirety.

Still, all will be well with medication and wisdom. I've already held a candle and led the way. She will merely follow this road less traveled, placing her steps carefully in the footprints I've left behind. She's not in pain anymore and that is a great thing.

I wish her Godspeed on her journey back to health...and send her all my precious love....


  1. Lovely thoughts and ones every mother can relate's a hug for your daughter, who has a wonderful example in her mother!
    Love, M

  2. How I can relate to this. And you've written it so well. Our eldest daughter--lovely, vivacious and outgoing--was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a few years ago. She is dealing well with it. We, her parents? It is indeed a "tender pain" as you so eloquently phrased it. We just take each day at a time, reluctant to think about the future. Blessings upon you, my friend.

  3. Thank you for sharing, Judy. My daughter has an autoimmune disease too. May both our lovely girls do well and prosper!

  4. I wish you all the best, and hope for a speedy recovery. :-)

  5. Your profile is beautiful. A warm glow from a lamp that is lit in a corner as someone sits for the ill is a fitting image. How we often sit by the glow of the lamp as we wait for a loved ones recovery.