Showers of Love~Part 2

27 Sep


Judy Wills



As I mentioned last time, God has blessed me richly with a wonderful husband who has been literally catering to my every whim and need since I’ve had total knee replacement surgery.



But I am blest with others, as well. We’ve had wonderful friends who have brought meals to us, along with visits to encourage us both. We’ve had phone calls and cards wishing us both well. Our church family is the only support group we need. They supported us when I had cancer back in 2000, and they are just as supportive now.

But there is one other I want to mention. As soon as we called our oldest daughter, Karen, with the news when the surgery was to be, she said she wanted to come and help out. Fred said she didn’t need to, but her reply was “what if I WANT to come?” And we told her to “come on down!” And she did.



There wasn’t any need for her to be here the four days I was in the hospital, so she arrived the day following my discharge from the hospital, and she stayed five days. It was so good to see her and have her here. She did the cooking (remember, Fred isn’t much of a cook!), and helped me in and out of my chair. She unhooked me from the ice machine that ran across my knee 22 hours a day, and then hooked me back up. She encouraged me to do the exercises to jump-start my healing process.

And we had some great times of just sitting and visiting. We always seem to have something to talk about, and this time was no exception. I did mention to her that there were times that I wanted to just pick up and run to her and her sister, when they were having health issues – just because….. Perhaps just because I’m Mom. Karen had an unknown ulcer issue a few years back that scared us silly. My immediate response was to fly up there to take care of her. Her sister had emergency appendectomy surgery the week before our grandson’s wedding – and I wanted to jump on the plane and be with her. None of which could I do. So I fully understood Karen’s desire to just come be with Mom. Made this old heart glad, too

Karen and her husband, Brian, have been our traveling partners on many adventures, and they are great fun to travel with. Brian is a planner, and he works it out to see as much as possible on each trip. We are always delighted when they ask us to travel with them.



God has given me the blessings of family and friends that touch my heart in so many ways.

I am blest, indeed.










4 Responses to “Showers of Love~Part 2”

  1. Karen Clements September 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

    Aw, thanks Mom! It was truly my pleasure!


  2. timelessitaly September 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

    Caring friends are one of God’s biggest blessings to us on earth…and you definitely have them. Thank you for the update


  3. Old Things R New September 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm #

    Time spent with daughters is welcome in any circumstance!


  4. DiVoran Lites September 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    It’s wonderful to see the love and high regard between family members when so many families are at war with one another.


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