Have you ever heard of a surgery shower? Well, now you have! We had one for my Mom yesterday. I thought she should have something fun to look forward to before having her operation on Wednesday. And a gathering of all of her ladies, and neighbors, along with the ladies of the family, made for a perfect day. I sent the invitations, and wrote, Please come shower my Mom with love and good wishes. It was a beautiful, summer like day. Gennifer and I arrived early to help get things set up, but my Mom had it all ready to go. We held it at her home, so that all of her neighbors could be there. ( My daughter Erika was working out of town over the weekend, and had to miss it. We missed her.)
My Mom and Gennifer.
Here are the beautiful flowers they brought.
Mom also love Gardenias, and there were several of those too. I thought that was such a perfect gift!!! Here is Mom, with all of her "Daisies."
Since that time, I find that whenever there is a rough patch, when I address her, it is Mommy. I am almost 54 years old, and I will always need my Mommy. How lucky am I?
So we raised our glass to my Mom. We laughed, talked, and shared stories. We all had a wonderful afternoon. And most importantly, so did Mom!
Here is a cute photo of my niece Deanna with her.
Thanks again, to all of you who are thinking of my Mom, as we navigate our way through the unknown, and approach her surgery date this Wednesday morning. Your emails, texts, cards, phone calls and visits have all meant so much. We are blessed beyond words. In these past few weeks, since learning of Mom's diagnosis, we have spent a lot of time together, and the other day she stopped over, and I took this photo of she and Noah. It warms my heart.