Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Who'd A Thunk??

I haven't posted lately because I have had one of those weeks. Last week I threw out my back lifting a load of wet, heavy clothes from the washing machine. It developed into sciatica which hurts like the dickens! (My sympathies to anyone who suffers with it!)

Anyway, since walking and standing were so difficult, on Saturday night I told the boys I wasn't cooking and took them out for a burger. On the way back into the house I was going up the steps when my knee (which already suffers with arthritis) collapsed on me. I found myself falling backwards, banging into all sorts of garage type junk on the way down, crashing into AJ, and finally landing underneath the front of the van. Glamorous, no?

Now my poor old knee was wrenched and barely supported me. I've resorted to using a cane and needing my boys and husband to pick up the slack in getting ready for Thanksgiving. It's been AWFUL since, as you know, there's a ton of things to do in getting ready for the big day. Plus, we're having seven guests for dinner.

Yesterday, as my husband was cleaning and getting some things ready for me, I apologized yet again for not being able to do much to help. He said that my job was to get better and then said these sweet words to me: "This is showing me how much you do around here. I had no idea how much you do for us, and how hard you work!"

It made me feel so warm and good. I know a lot of you mothers out there probably feel as I do that you don't really do all that much....a lot of grunt work. But my husband showed me that my role in this family is important and needed. What a great Thanksgiving gift!

So, even in a rough situation, there's a silver lining! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Tara said...

Again, I'm so sorry you're not up to par these days! PLEASE call me if there is anything I can do to help! You've always been there for me and I really OWE you!!!

Tiffany said...

Oh Maureen, I am so sorry that you are going through so much! I have had that siatica(sp?) thing and so has Tara and we know there are times that you can barely move! My Dad always says that we are here to learn to "dance in the rain" and I hope you can "dance" again soon! Happy Thanksgiving! Give our love to you family.

rachael said...

Maureen, I wish you would have called me to help you! I love the sweet comment from your husband. My husband is the same way, he has no idea how much work it is to take care of the kids and keep the house up to par. I hope you are feeling better today. Have a great Thanksgiving!!