Biographical Non-Fiction posted August 4, 2013


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A Special Day

by sweetwoodjax



Thursday night, my mother had a seizure which was caused from the swelling in her brain. The paramedics spent several hours sedating her. My father refused to send her to the hospital because of my mother's wishes. She slept most of Friday and Friday night.

My sister called me Friday night and said the hospice nurse said my mother had no more than a couple of days. When I got through with my test at the hospital, I drove straight home and got there at five o'clock in the morning.

She woke up wanting her coffee and was smiling and laughing. She told me she had been wanting coffee for hours. She drank her coffee and we spent some time together. Family came in all morning and afternoon.

About one o'clock, a woman showed up and had her guitar with her. The preacher came and about 20 people from the church were in our living room where Mama's bed is set up. We spent over an hour and a half singing gospel songs and Mama requested her two favorite songs twice. It is a day I will never forget and be so grateful for.

In the midst of it, I laid my head on the bedrail and looked at Mama. She grabbed hold of my hand and held it. She told me, "It's going to be okay." She is still watching out for her daughters in the midst of this. Even when she was having her seizure, she kept telling my sisters to be strong.

I just wanted to share this story with everybody. My mother was given a death sentence by the doctors three weeks ago and she's still with us. She's not in any pain and she is still cognizant of her surroundings.


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