Friday, May 3, 2013
Five Minute Friday: Brave
She spent the night in ICU. Alone. Her kidneys were failing. The next morning, as soon as we knew she was there, we raced to the hospital. She was pale and disoriented. We could have lost her.
We sat in the car on a cold night and she showed me her broken heart as she told me about the betrayal.
My mom has known pain and rejection her whole life. She was raised in foster homes, separated from her siblings. Physically and emotionally abused, she grew up afraid and feeling alone.
To look at her, you wouldn't know. She doesn't complain about the trips to dialysis three times a week, four hours each time. She raised five kids. Loved us. Taught us about Jesus. Made sure we had glasses and something to wear on the first day of school. She laughs and takes joy in her grandchildren. She loves.
Brave. Beautiful. Loved. My mom.
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