Monday, April 13, 2009

If I Could

A Poem dedicated to my Aunty in the hospital:

If I Could (by the Rambling Pilot's Wife)

If I could take away your pain
And lay there in your place,
I would do it in a heart beat
Not a second I would waste.

If I could, I'd give you some relief
And take it all away...
Every break, cut, and bruise from you...
Even for a moment, an hour, or a day.

If I could give you a thousand kisses
For everything you've said and done (for me and everyone)
It would be too many to give in a lifetime...
In a billion setting suns!

Instead I'll call on God's angels
For my place to take
So you can consider yourself kissed,
As you sleep and when you wake.

Then I will know for certain,
Though I cannot take your place,
That you have angel's wings around you
As they breathe upon your face.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Life in general just got a little worse....

After struggling about what to write on last post I just found out last night that my dear Aunt got in a horrible car accident. She is diabetic and went into a diabetic coma while driving down a major road, probably driving 50 mph or so. She hit 4 other vehicles, but only one other person was brought to the hospital and they were released that night. Her car flipped over at least 4 times, all the windows were gone, three doors were blown off... its amazing she is still alive! She lost part of one of her thumbs and has fractures all over her body and face. Luckily there wasn't any major internal bleeding to be concerned about, she is able to wiggle her fingers and toes and is coherent enough to answer yes and no questions with hand signals. Her head is in a halo-brace and they have her torso all braced as well to keep her from moving her spine. She will be going into surgery to have a metal disc put into her neck and they are still trying to get her completely stabilized.

She is the most special person in our family. She is our rock, the person who seems to take care of everyone else and we all rely on. At least now we all will have an opportunity to step up to the plate and help her out and take over some of her responsibilities. I think it will take a while for her injuries to heal, but no one really knows how long she will be in the hospital or how many surgeries she will need to be fully repaired. I guess my life was a bit to boring and God had to throw me a curve ball, huh? I just pray that she isn't in pain and that her recovery is quick and that the rest of the family will be there for her as much as or more than she has been there for us. She doesn't deserve to be in this situation. She is such a wonderful person!