You can really know about a person by how they treat others in their time of need. Do they push and shove? Are they absent and unavailable? Or do they hold out a helping hand and offer support until that person is able to stand on their own again?
A few months ago my mother told me that she was experiencing a lot of back pain. I was concerned, because she was living alone in a city quite far from my siblings and I. As the day wore on, she did not sound any better and I felt very nervous about her precarious situation. The next morning I was wondering who could go and be with her. My daughter, Marissa, was home on her college break and I asked her if she would be willing to go and help her grandmother for a few days. She immediately said that she would be happy to and that I shouldn’t worry because she had this covered. I was so impressed and gratified by her response. I told her she was a heroine and that I was very proud of her. A few hours later, she boarded a plane to Las Vegas.
By the next day, my mother felt even worse and the following morning she fell when she was attempting to get out of bed. Fortunately, she had her cell phone within reach and she called Marissa, who immediately came running downstairs to help. Marissa took her to the hospital and stayed in town for 6 days after which time I made the trip and stayed for another 6 days. After 7 days in the hospital and 9 days in inpatient rehab, my mother was finally strong enough to make the trip to stay at my home in Dallas.
I am happy to report that after a month of outpatient rehab, acupuncture and herbs with Dr. Dashima Dovchin, Fascial Integrative therapy with Frankie Burget, and massage therapy with Trish Daniel, my mother has made a full recovery. In fact, she has even lost 8 pounds, is in better shape than she has been in years and is ready to live independently again. I am very grateful to these wonderful healers, who offered their incredible services to aid in this happy outcome. I am also so thankful that I have a daughter, who can be depended upon. She is a great blessing in my life and the lives of all those she touches.
I hope you will also be the kind of person, who is there for your loved ones. There is no greater gift that one can give than to be someone who can be counted upon.
Love & Light,