Friday, April 24, 2009

Say a little prayer

My mom is in the hospital again with pneumonia, and she is very weak. I graciously ask everyone who read this post to say a little prayer for her, maybe the Chaplet of Divine Mercy? My mother is nearing the end of her life, and she has lived a life of austerity, prayer and hard penance that the saints would approve of. She has always willingly gone without, and endured many hardships that most of us comfort-seekers would shy away from in a heartbeat. She is the reason I am still Catholic.

My mother raised all ten of her children Catholic, and even though each and every one of us fell away from our Catholic faith in our teenage years, she never waivered in hers. She just quietly went to Mass and prayed for all of us. As long as I can remember, she always had Rosaries around the house. From an early age, she planted the seeds of Catholicism in each of us, and now all but three of my siblings have come back to the Church. I credit my mother with giving me a strong foundation of faith, and I have thanked her for bringing me up Catholic. There is no greater grace than to be born and baptized into a Catholic family. I am so thankful to be Catholic.

Yesterday, my sister told me an amazing story that I want to share with you.

My sister and my sister-in-law were at my mom's bedside in the hospital when the nurse came in to change her IV bag. As the nurse was getting ready to hook up the new bag, my mom said to her, "You better check that bag. It's written on the wall."

My sister said they all looked at each other and at the wall to see nothing written there. Then the nurse checked the IV bag. It was the wrong one. She was about to administer the wrong solution! My sister asked Mom how she knew it was the wrong solution, and my mom just told her that it was written on the wall.

I believe it was Divine intervention.

12 comments:

Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

Praying for her! I had surgery a couple days ago and now I know who to offer the pain and discomfort for. God bless and keep her.

Anonymous said...

I will be sure to pray for your mother. What is her name?

paramedicgirl said...

Thanks for your prayers. My mother's name is Zora Anderson. We are all meeting in Nelson to see her, as we feel this may be the last time we get to see her.

Marilena said...

wow! reminds me of the writng on the wall in the Book of Daniel I believe where God wrote on the wall. that bag could've harmed mom, and God deginitely intervened there! mom knows things. she always has. mom sees angels and that is a fact. mom also dreamt of joe not to long after he had passed and she said she saw him with an angel, and he was wearing brown but she could not talk to him. ask her why. i don't recall all the details of that conversation, but i think mom knew for a long time about joe. she told me in 1997 that she dreamt joe was singing amazing grace in the most clearest voice she had ever heard him in. we all know joe had a very husky voice.and recall on part of the video clip i believe it was, there was amazing grace on the clip was there not?
i wrote a nice piece about mom and dad on my blog. drop over. mom is the reason why i came back to the Church. its her absolute devotion to the faith and to the Holy Trinity and the Most Blessed Virgin that inspired me over the years. i love her! she has always been my heart. always.

Adrienne said...

Prayers for Zora and for you....

Owen said...

I will be praying the DM for Zora today (Saturday)

Anonymous said...

Keeping you all in my prayers and will get the rest of the family to pray also. St Joseph, Patron of dearting souls, pray for us

Dim Bulb said...

I'll pray the chaplet.

Aussie Therese said...

I have been praying for your mother since I read about her illness on Marilena's blog. I will continue to pray.

paramedicgirl said...

Thanks everyone for the prayers. We are in Nelson now, and have spent the last three days visiting my Mom at the hospital. Today the priest came and administered the sacrament of Extreme Unction. Tonight, when we went back to visit Mom, she had more strength and appeared to have rallied somewhat. She told me she wanted me to have some of her Catholic books, and asked me to read the set of the Mystical City of God, which she wants me take home.

We noticed for some reason she was not wearing her brown scapular, so I gave her mine. I have another one back in Vancouver that I will put on when I get home.

Thank you so much for your prayers. I will tell her in the morning that you are all praying for her. It will bring a smile to her face, I guarantee.

Angela M. said...

Prayers for your mom ascend.

Jeannee said...

Prayers for your mom, and for your entire family, @ this time ... I have been through this, w/ both parents, and know how difficult it is. But already there are blessings! - the writing on the wall, for one! WOW!

Jeannee
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