Wednesday, November 08, 2006

MY MOM

My mom had a health emergency last night. She's still in the hospital this morning undergoing tests. Amma is vigilant about her health and more active than women half her age (she puts me to shame in that department). Accompanying her to the hospital in an ambulance last night was distressing, to say the least; she looked so frail in her hopsital bed and, for the first time, she looked old to me. I hate that my parents are getting older. I hate thinking about their mortality. I would have done anything to protect my mother last night but knowing that I was as helpless as she was made me pace around her bed until she told me to sit down, that the sound of my heels on the floor were driving her crazy.

I'd rather have her torture me with her matchmaking ways than not have her around at all.

19 comments:

ARAG2 said...

Hi there,

I pressed 'Next Blog' and arrived at your page. I will say a prayer for your mom's health, and for your strength.

Angela

Kinza said...

Hey Sabila- my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Don't worry- she will be fine. She sounds like such a strong woman. She will be up and about very soon, and up to her adorable matchmaking ways before you know it.

nWe said...

This past winter my grandmother, who's 80, slipped and fell. She injured her already ravaged knee and busted her head wide open. I arrived at the new JC Med Center all macho in a suit and long trenchoat, thinking this was just another perfunctory exercise, me being a good grandson. Then I saw her. Half her face was black and blue, her right eye was swollen to the size of an apple, 17 stitches above that eye, and her right leg was in a soft cast. I nearly lost it. My younger sister apparently exploded with tears when she first walked in. I felt so helpless that I volunteered to go back to my uncle's place and retrieve some of her personal items. As I drove back to the hospital, I literally pulled over because, to my utter disbelief, my eyes were welled up with tears and I couldn't see the road. I had never felt that helpless before, especially since our grandmother helped raise us. I felt that way for a good 2 months.

Even now when I drive past the hospital I get shivers. Then I started thinking about my mom and dad, and how they're getting older too. What happens when they get to the point where they are as frail and helpless as my grandmother?

So I know the feeling. Hope your mom gets better very soon.

Bigkahuna said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom and your family.
I know this is a distressing time. Please breathe.

atif said...

my sincerest hope is that your mother gets better very soon and is back home trying to match you with some fine pakistani doctor. = )

stay strong, like your mother, and know that all of us are thinking of her and praying for her.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be funny if the Nerd's mom actually had a resident from the homeland assigned to her; hence giving her the perfect opportunity to set the Nerd up, yet again ;)

mAn[S]o0r said...

My prayers are with your mom too. Inshallah all will be well. I've had my share of emergencies and midnight trips to the hospital so i know what u mean. Just keep the faith up. She needs u now more than ever

Asma said...

Ohhh ... it's really hard ... Hoping and praying that your mo be all fine very soon with shifa o sahat and long life to do all matchmaking once again .... Best wishes for her health ... hoping she'll be fine very soon .. Inshah allah!

Madlibbin' Parasailor said...

It is such a humbling experience to be confronted with, and truly begin to understand, the mortality of our parents. Their presence in our lives is so naturally taken for granted that it is practically unimaginable to conceive of life without them. My father has been ill for awhile and while coming to terms with his eventual passing comes in stages, I will admit to being not quite emotionally equipped to face the truth of what that really means.

With that said, I wish to offer you my best wishes for your mother and her health. We all know your mother as being a most spirited woman, and no doubt, her feistiness combined with her drive to get you hitched will guarantee that she will make a fullsome recovery. Be prepared for her return to parental matchmatching - with a vengence!

(Godspeed)

terra shield said...

Sincerely hoping that all will be well. Best wishes for your mom's health

Maritza said...

Me too. Please get better Sabila-Mom!

Cocaine said...

oh jeez - I hope she feels better soon. Stay strong!

Anonymous said...

Warm wishes

Craig said...

Get well soon Amma!

Abstracting Silliness said...

Hope your mom gets better soon. hang in there.

Priyavadan said...

hope she feels better soon...

passion said...

I feel the same way when any one of my parents is in that situation -
She will be in my prayers!

No Stage Necessary said...

I sincerely hope all is well. She'll be in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I hope your mom is feeling better. Thoughts and prayers will be with her.