Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Your Prayer For My Mom

I've had some tough days for the past week or so. I found out from my dad that my mother was in the hospital because of her condition which she has renal failure (kidney failure). Many of my blogging friends already know that she's been on dialysis for more than 9 years now. I've cried so much for the past 9 days, it's not even funny. The thing is when I'm with my daughters, I forget that my mom is sick - it's the strength of love. My kids get me through very sad and most difficult days... Or going to see Ju Ju play soccer or me being a backup player for my brother-in-law's kickball team and played for the first time since elementary school last week. These little things can temporary, but surely have escaped me from being scared about my mom.

But it gets tough when I go to bed; when I don't have to be the strong mom for my girls; when I don't have to put a brave smile on my face. I can't stop thinking about the worst thing that could happen to my mom and I haven't had a good night sleep. The fear of losing her is tremendous. I'm very scared. It's been very scary nights for me. Every time when I hear my cell phone ring, I think for a second, "Is this the call?" -- well, usually it's JT or my friends, but my heart would skip a bit...

Thank goodness, my mom is home now and resting. When I talked to her yesterday, she's doing better and sounded like her usual self - very cheerful and full of love. Again, she was the one telling me not to worry and everything is going to be fine, when I should be the one telling her she'll be fine - I was crying again like a baby and she said in Japanese, "Aww my baby, Maki-chan. Don't be sad, I'm fine, don't worry... "

My dad, on the other hand, is a very honest man. He wouldn't lie to me. So he did tell me it was very scary that he had to call ambulance at 3 in the morning and bringing her to the ER. He told me she's okay now, but he needs to stay by my mom's side for a while..

So, if I could ask you a little bit of help, a favor, to see if you could pray for my mom... It would mean so much to me. I know the power of prayer - I know it works... So if I could ask you your five seconds or ten seconds, please think about my mama - the person who means everything to me because I can't lose her now...

12 comments:

eri said...

i'll be praying for your mom...and for your family. it's great you have a great support system that surrounds you with love and strength. i'm glad your mom is home and feeling better. i will keep her in my prayers.

Jenn(ifer) said...

Most definitely!! Thinking of your mom, you and your family.

Hang in there!

classroom fundraiser said...

Your mother is in my prayers and on top of my prayer list!I actually posted about charities today on my blog and there is 1 in particular that I know can help you. The SITS girls actually mentioned them on their post today...too coincidental to be a coincidence.

The charity is Spirit Jump and they lift the Spirits of people battling cancer. While your mom is not battling cancer I know the founder, Meaghan, and she will definitely add your mother to the program. You can find their website on my blog post or call Meaghan 561-292-3853 she is super nice and will definitely help you.

Laura said...

I'll be praying for your mom. Thoughts are with you!

honey my heart said...

prayers to your mom and your family. be strong :)

BakerGirl said...

I'm keeping you and your mom in my thoughts... I'm so sorry that your mom has to go through that. If it helps, when I was younger my mother had alot of kidney problems and almost the exact same thing happened when I was 6. She's okay now and even went on to beat breast cancer my junior year of high school. If your mom is anything like you, I'm sure she's a very positive person and a fighter.

Just call her often and let her know how much she means to you and you girls. I think that's the one thing people need to hear alot. It's so rare and usually during bad times when we actually tell people how much they mean to us. Tell her all the time, good times or bad :-)

Take care Maki!

Dionne said...

Consider Brian and I your prayer brigade. We are going to Bible Study tonight, and I will ask them to also pray for your mum.

LINDSAY said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Moms are special people. Sending healthy vibes your way.

Bayjb said...

Sending you lots of love and positive thoughts. Big hugs and kisses too. Mwah!

Kristin said...

I'm so sorry. Prayers headed to you and your family!!!

Maki said...

Everyone:

Thank you all so much for your support and prayers everyone! I'm so grateful of your kindness - I'm so lucky to have you! And my mama is lucky too!

xoxo

The Rambler said...

Maki. My heart and thoughts will keep your mother in my thoughts.

And mothers will always want their children to be ok and to not worry. It's what they do and what we will do :)

Hugs to you and your ohana!

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