Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Monday, March 30, 2015


Just a quick update on my Mom.
The last few days have begun to run together.  We traveled up here to Albany Saturday and it took us 10 hours. 

My mother's heart was not good enough for them to operate on her hip so they first had to do a temporary fix on her heart. They finally did that procedure late this afternoon (Mon).  They couldn't do anything on Sat or Sun because it was the weekend.  She came through the heart procedure very well and now she will be able to have the operation to fix her hip.  We are hoping that they will be able to do that tomorrow!!!  She has been in pain with her hip for 4 days now.  It is harder for her too because of the Alzheimer's and at times she is confused to why she is even in the hospital.

I want to thank you all so much for all the kind words and prayers.  It means so much to me and my family. 

Will post again when I can.
happyone : )


  1. Karen, thank you so much for this update on your mom. You all have certainly been in my prayers. I know these are hard times. I am so grateful that she took the surgery well for the temporary fix on her heart so she can now stand the surgery for her hip. May God give you peace and grace at this time in this journey.

  2. It is hard to watch a parent suffer,but we are assured that she is in God's care.

  3. I continue to keep your mother in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. God is so great! Glad to hear your mom did well with the intermediate heart surgery. So sorry that she has had to be in pain all this time. Prayers that hip surgery will ensue on Tuesday.


  5. Love you. Praying for you. Thankful for good result on the procedure on her heart. MJ

  6. Thanks for the update. I will keep you and your Mom in my prayers..HUGS!

  7. Keeping your mother in prayer and on our temple prayer roll as well. Hugs from AZ. :-)

  8. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Thank you for the update, Karen. Prayers will continue.

  10. Glad to hear step one went well. Hope the hip surgery does too. Thinking of you.

  11. I haven't commented every day but please know that I read your posts each day and have been praying for all of you throughout.

  12. I'm glad to hear that your Mom's first procedure went well, and I hope they can do something about her hip and pain today. She (and you) have been through so much.

  13. Thoughts and prayers for you all.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery from the heart procedure.


  14. (((HUGS))) Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way!

  15. Wishing you strength and patience and praying for you and your mom.

  16. So much going on with one little confused lady...God bless you as you help to support both your mom and your step-dad. Praying for comforts and healing.

  17. Keeping those prayers coming. Glad the heart surgery could take place. Adding dementia to the mix is not kind at all, is it?


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