Sat, Mar 9, 2013
I can’t believe it’s been a week since Stephen’s surgery. To me, the time has flown by, I’m sure that’s because I had the chance to spend some much needed time with my second born.
I’m sitting alone in my hotel room and feeling a bit emotional right now. I can’t tell you how many times this week I’ve gotten a bit teary remembering the times when Stephen was small and I took care of him through his various childhood colds or broken arms. Being a mom doesn’t end when they go off to college. We still worry and we still hope everything is okay. I leave today hoping and praying that Stephen does all right with his injury. I won’t be here to help him maneuver the stairs or remind him when to take his medicine. He has to do this all on his own.
It’s funny how we never stop being moms. The worry and concern for our children’s well-being never leaves us. We do our best to give them what they need to be strong, successful and confident adults and we find that they are but I think it’s in a mother’s nature to want to “mother” them, especially when they’re hurting (at least that’s the way I am…).
This past week, you’ve “heard” me ramble about Stephen’s injury, surgery and recovery. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank each and every one of you that personally emailed me and sent me notes here on the blog and told me you were sending us good wishes and prayers. I’ve heard from a few people who have had this particular surgery and I’ve appreciated your suggestions on how to recover. Part of the reason I wrote about MPFL Reconstruction Surgery is because I found very little information from “real people” who had this type of surgery and what they experienced after. My hope was to shed a little light on the recovery process and help others know what they might expect. I’ll continue to post updates on Stephen’s recovery as we reach certain milestones.