Sunday, December 5, 2010

Free at last!

Molly here, Marla's favorite daughter-in-law. Ha ha, Amy and Tori! I only get to say that because I'm the one writing and you can't stop me! I'm blogging this afternoon to update everyone on Marla's condition. She is still hanging in there, enduring what is becoming a lengthy hospital stay. She hasn't complained once, but I know it's driving her crazy having to lay in that bed and be still. Resting and staying put is not something she does well. At any given time you can find her up and around, waiting on everyone hand and foot. She is always doing, always giving, always loving. She is both the life and heart of every party. And she has a gift of making every day a celebration. I'm not kidding. My family and I have been living with her and Bob since July. Yes, those blogs she wrote about the chaos in her house...we heavily contribute to it daily. I am also the one she claims said that I felt like I was in a Mexican prison. Let me just take this opportunity to set the record straight, I have no recollection of saying that. Maybe she was on pain medication then too....hmmmm, makes me wonder. Marla, when you read this later, after the drugs have worn off and you are back to your wonderful self, remember you asked me to write this...and show mercy! =) Anyway, back to what I was saying. She makes every day special. Dinner time is a party just about every night. Even when it appears to me that the fridge is empty, the cupboards are bare, and the only thing to do for dinner is go out to eat, she comes into the kitchen and within half an hour has prepared a feast! It is amazing! I really miss that when she's gone. Mostly because all of a sudden everyone starts looking at me to produce the same miracle she does everynight. Only, I don't have the superpowers she does. When everyone has settled down to the table and takes a look around at what I have prepared Bob never fails to say what everyone is thinking..."(sigh) I sure wish Marla was home." Me too, Bob. Me too.

All kidding aside, she is doing very well. The nurse just came in and removed the tube from her stomach. She is free at last! She looks like she feels better already! If all goes well she will be out of here in no time! Please keep praying for her. It means so very much. When I told her that you were all praying for her, she got tears in her eyes. She truly loves you all. Thank you for loving her in this way. God is listening! Someone must have prayed for her comfort and ours because thanks to Joel (another one of us lucky ones who married into the family) we just got moved to a suite! It's awesome! More like a nice hotel room than a sterile hospital room! So thanks to whoever prayed for that! =) Anyway, one of us will continue to keep everyone updated until she can resume her job of delighting us all with her thoughts! Until then...

23 comments:

Parsley said...

Still praying. I'd happily come visit Marla if she'd want a blog friend to stop by. However, some are not comfortable with that so do tell her DEENA..AKA Parsley would come if she wanted or needed me. Just email and I'm there!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

so glad that she's improving. i was just wondering about her this morning.

still praying for her continued healing and comfort.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Yeah! I'm happy to hear she is doing better! Continued prayers and warm wishes coming here way.


Can you email me her address I would love to send a card fraukmwest@yahoo.com

Blasé said...

Tell Catfish Girl that I need her to get out of that hospital so I can arm-wrestle with her.

Glen said...

Oh god - now I can't decide which one of Marla's kids is my favorite :-(

It is mighty odd how we wind up genuinely feeling all concerned about someone we never have and never will meet. But we do!

I really hope that Marla gets better really quick and endures no more pain.

Mainly because right now I can still flip a coin to decide which of her offspring is the best, the longer this goes on for the harder it's going to become - I'll wind up having to use some sort of chicken poo device!

Bette said...

Happy to hear the good news & will be so glad to have her back soon! I've come to depend on her humor!!

aLmYbNeNr said...

YAY Marla!

Cheeseboy said...

How nice for you to keep up the blog for her. Hope all continues to go well for her.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Thank you so much for the update. Marla and your entire family continue to be in my prayers.

Okie Book Woman said...

That's good news! Thanks for the update. I put Marla's name on my church's prayer list this morning, so her name was read at prayer time. It will be printed in the church paper this week, and she'll have bunches of people praying for her.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Yay! The NG tube is out! That's probably the worst part...well, there's the pain but Marla will know what I'm talking about. lol!

Glad to hear she's doing so well!!! I'm still thinking good thoughts til she's back to her old self. Tell her to take it easy and let you guys wait on her hand and foot. Somehow I don't think she will but there's always hope. ; )

Thanks for the update!

gayle said...

So glad she is feeling better! Praying she will be out soon!

Two Shades of Pink said...

Still praying for you. And I completely believe that this is exactly where God needed sweet, hard headed you. To be still. To be dependent. To be vulnerable. (Referencing our phone conversations). Yet I can NOT imagine how hard it has been to be the one cared for! And I KNOW you are getting lots of love and care from the precious family of yours. God is so good! I am SOOOOO happy to hear you are improving and thanks Molly for writing an update! Love you Marla!

Andrea said...

Whoa! Look what you go and do when I'm off the computer for a couple of days Marla! I've got to watch you every minute! Prayers for you and your quick and speedy recovery, love you cousin - Andrea

Coby said...

Thanks for the update! I'm continuing to pray for her! I love the family I married into and that I was born into...but can ya'all adopt me?

Libbie said...

I don't know how I missed so much! I am going to have to go back & read a little more but I am sooo glad to hear Marla is doing well & thanks for passing our love onto her!!!

Monkey Man said...

Thanks so much for posting an update on Marla. We are pulling for her quick recovery and return to health. Go! Marla, Go!

Deborah said...

Molly! You are cute as a speckled pup. Thank you for the entertaining update!

I'm so happy!

Matty said...

Thanks for the update. She's a real trooper, and that illness doesn't know who it's dealing with. LOL

Unknown Mami said...

Please tell Marla I'm sending her my love and thank you so much for the update!

Nicole said...

Sending love your way! {{hugs}} Nicole

Nicole said...

Sending love your way! {{hugs}} Nicole

Mrs4444 said...

This is really, really sweet. It choked me up.