9.05.2009

i will follow....


I don't normally post on the weekends. I actually don't really even get on the computer....but i do have an iphone..so it does get checked....but unless it's something important....i put it aside till monday morning.
weekends are family time.
always have been .....

but this weekend was different.....is different.

I recieved a call from my dad on friday saying he was taking my mother to the hospital......

my mom had been sick for over a week ......in fact we all thought she had the flu......

but in the last few days...she could hardly move.....and on Friday when my dad said

she was not coherent and not able to form a complete sentence...he took her to the hospital.

my mom is my best friend.....we are so eerily similar....

we have the same voice....so when she is at my home...people get us confused on the phone.

my mom is my best friend and i don't know what i would do with out her.

she was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia...but at a stage where different parts of her body were starting to shut down because she thought she had the flu and was in bed at home.

She is going to be fine.

She is sick...but going to be fine.

I sit here writing......knowing of good friends that are not close with their mothers.....and maybe my situation is different.....because my mom is my best friend.

It wasn't till after high school that we even forged a relationship that was beautiful.

I was a different person in high school.

I know we all were.....but my situation was different. I almost didn't graduate.....and my parents made a decision to send me to live with my aunt and uncle.

{that is a whole different post....}

Anyways......my mom is my best friend and she is sick but going to be o.k.

I've had friends that have lost their mothers.......and friends that don't even really know their mothers......so i consider myself lucky......i have a beautiful relationship.

when i left Colorado.....over 2 years ago........i had a little going away party at my house...just the girls....about 20 of them......friends and neighbors.....and my mom.

well.....there was a book that was passed around called "oh...the places you'll go.." by Dr. Suess.

....Polaroid pictures were taken of the evening with me and the girls....with each of the girls writing a bit ...and on the page was a picture of myself and my mom.....and she wrote....

'where you go...i will follow'.

becuase that is my mom......














xo


95 comments:

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Oh Kasey! I'm so glad that your mom is going to be okay, but I'll keep her in my prayers anyway!

Love to you and yours!
xoxo

southerninspiration said...

Glad your mom is getting the care she needs now....and will get better. I'm one of those who lost my mom already.....but I have a great mother in law, so I am blessed. Take care.

Suzanne

Iva said...

I am so happy she will be ok. This is truly beautiful. I am happy you have a best friend in your mom. You are so very lucky. All the best to your and your family, and I hope you enjoy this lovely Labor Day weekend.

thedeinesfamily said...

I'm praying that your mom will recover quickly.

Simply Me Art said...

It's not easy, especially when you are not close by. I'm in a similar situation with my mom. No matter how old we are, if were married or have children of our own, they are still our mom and dad. I'm so sorry your mom is so sick. I hope her recovery is quick. xoxoxo, Jamie

Nancy said...

So glad your Dad got your mom to the hospital in time and that she is getting good care. There is nothing like a mother/daughter love. Hope she heals completely and quickly.\
Nancy

Barb said...

That was a sweet and thoughtful post.
I'm sorry to hear about the scare with your Mom, but sooo glad she is going to be OK.

Blessings,

Barbara jean

Traci said...

Kasey,
I am so glad your mom is okay. I know how you feel. My mom is my best friend too. We found out 4 weeks ago that she has stage 4 cancer, and her diagnosis is not good. It has broken my heart.
Just like you, I am sooo much like my mom. I cannot imagine life without her.
Go hug your mom if you can. Soak her up. Life is so short, and Moms are irreplaceable!
Praising God that your mom is doing well!
Blessings to your whole family,
Traci

J.J. said...

That is touching Kasey. I am glad that your Mom is going to be OK. Scary stuff.

Katy said...

What a sweet post about your mom! My mom is my best friend too and I can't imagine what I would do without her! You obviously love her very dearly and I hope she recovers nicely and quickly so she can get back to being your best friend :0) God bless, Katy

Kacey said...

Kasey, so glad your mom will be okay! Praying for a quick recovery.

Beautiful post.

Jen R. said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom and I am glad she is okay now...

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Wow. What a post. Beautiful.

Sooooo happy to hear that she apparently just needs a bit of TLC and time to recover.

As with many of the comments, I've experience the gamut with my mom and as we speak, she is a Hospice patient with not much longer here with us.

Perhaps a little trip will be in your future, to go see that beautiful lady in the Poloroid. :)

Thanks for sharing -- just beautiful.

Ruth

marty39 said...

My mom was my best friend also, so I really do understand. I miss her every minute of everyday. I am so happy she is going to be ok, and I know you are thrilled. Cherish every moment, they are all so precious. I will keep her in prayer for a fast recovery. Hugs, Marty

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Kasey...I am so sorry she has been so sick. I will be praying that she will heal fast. I admire mother/daughter relationships like yours...as I have said I had never had that. I do feel lucky however to have an amazing daughter whom I am very close to, so I feel that makes up for it. A beautiful post and I will be thinking of you and your family. I send you lots of hugs and good thoughts your way. Thank you for sharing such a touching post...you are such a beautiful person.

Hugs to you friend,
~Victoria~

Aimee said...

I'm so happy for you and your family that she will be ok!!!

Have a great weekend,
Aimee

Tamara said...

Praying for your moms healing!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Praying she gets to feeling better fast! What a breathtaking post, love the Dr. Suess book part, Beautiful! You are very lucky.

Marci said...

what a beautiful post. i so hope that my girls will be able to think of me in the same way...

i am so happy that she is ok.:)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Sweet K - I'm so sorry your mom is going through this...and YOU are going through this, too. Hard to watch a parent hurt.

I will continue to pray for healing for your precious mom.

xoxo

The Little Red Shop said...

To Kasey..and to Traci, who left a comment about her mama.

I'm praying...and will continue to pray for thorough healing for your moms and comfort for all of you!

Julie M.

ps My mom is my best friend and my business partner. We lost my precious daddy ten years ago, last month. (He would have LOVED seeing all of the food and design blogs...back then..pretty much all that was available was PBS with Yan Can Cook, Victory Garden, and This Old House) Those of us who are able to know are parents as dear friends are truly blessed!

The Little Red Shop said...

pps Those of us who are able to know our parents as dear friends are truly blessed too. : )

cupcake studio said...

So glad that your mom will be okay...what a lovely post!

twoboysmama said...

you inspired me to do something special for my mom, she is coming to visit next weekend. glad to know your mom will be okay. and I have to ask, the music that is playing -who is it? I love it.

Preppy Mama said...

Oh Kasey so sorry to hear about your mom, relieved she will be ok.
I am extremely close with my mom and it scares me to death to think about losing her. I am thinking of you both and saying a prayer for your mom's speedy recovery.

Alissa said...

i am so glad to hear that your mom is going to be ok...i will still keep her in my prayers that she recovers quickly.

i am one of those that has a wonderful relationship with my mom. she is my best friend. so i can imagine the scare that you had. we can count ourselves lucky to have our moms as our friends.

Rue said...

I'm so glad your mom will be okay Kasey and I'm sorry you were scared. It's frightening to think about. My mom drives me nuts, but I love her and she's the first person I call if I need an ear. I hope you get to hug her soon.

xoxo,
rue

Raining Pearls said...

Kasey:

Glad to hear that Mom is going to be ok, keeping you both in my prayers.

Nancy

Carmen said...

What a sweet post. I'm glad your mom is going to be okay. I wish her the speediest of recoveries.

Dolce Baci said...

We will keep your mom in our prayers. You are so blessed to have such a wonderful relationship with your mom.

Vana said...

hang in there sweet friend! Your mama is going to be just fine. She is in our prayers! This post made me realize how much i miss my mother. She lives far away, overseas and i always fear any phone call such as this one. Be well dear friend! Keep us posted.

Marianna said...

I'm so glad she's ok. My mom is my best friend too. I'll be praying your mom has a quick recovery and is feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

I lost my mom last year in August. She suffered for so many year but never said a word. The last year of her life was the worst but I accompanied her to her appointments, called her on a daily bases and had her over for 3 days and taking care of her. I miss her alot. I wish I could hear her voice again, her laugh, see her smile, how she enjoyed life to the fullest. I hope your mother recoveres and be with you! My mother was my confident, I have no confident anymore. Cherrish every moment with her.

Charlotte said...

so glad your mom is going to be fine. it's so hard for me to see my mom hurt, or sick...i feel almost as protective of her as i do my daughter. i am becoming her caretaker, our rolls are starting to reverse, and like you , in my adulthood i found a friendship with my mom that i never thought i would have. the note she wrote in your book...so precious. hope she gets to come home soon.xox

Farmgirl Paints said...

So glad to hear she is going to be ok. My mom is my best friend too. I can't imagine life without her. Sweet words and photo of you both.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Thank GOD your mom got some medical attention. So many times we dismiss things as "just a cold" and it turns out to be serious.
I understand exactly what you said about your relationship with your mom.....my mom was my best freind. She is still here but I'm loosing little pieces of her every day to dementia.
Robin
PS that Dr. Seuss book is GREAT! but it makes me cry every time I read it!

Jacqueline said...

So sorry to hear of your Mums illness and so pleased that she will be O.K. and on the road to recovery. Will be thinking of you. Lots of love. XXXX

Diana said...

how wonderful your mom is your best friend

paige said...

oh friend, i wish i were there so i could come squeeze your neck. i'm sure you were just so frightened when your dad called.
i'm glad she's going to be ok!!
i look forward to hearing more of this chapter ( the one about ya'lls relationship) .....you 've got a bunch of them don't ya!
what a precious connection you have.

thanks for sharing sweet friend

i'm praying for her!!
i'll be working at the hospital tomorrow, thinking of both of you.
mwah!!
xo

krys kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful post. I love the way you...kinda diverge from here to there. I am going to show my partner your post, his son is 17 and difficult. I want to show him, there is hope after the teenage years. Thanks for sharing. I'm happy your mom will be o.k.

Melaine Thompson said...

Kasey, thank God she is going to be ok, I can't imagine what you are all going through. My Mom is my best friend too, and I would die if anything ever happened to her! She'll be in our prayers! Melaine

Claudia said...

I am so glad to hear your mother will be okay! It is so unsettling to hear a loved one is ill. Suddenly, everything else fades away and all that's all you can think about. Thanks for sharing this with us and I will keep her in my thoughts.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

So sorry to hear your Mom is sick but so glad to know that she will be ok. Moms are great like that! Wonderful post...Susie~

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my eyes are filled with tears. I am saying a small prayer for your sweet mom.

Leah C said...

Oh Kasey, what a scare! I am so, so sorry to hear your Mom has been so ill; but very relieved to know that she will be okay. I will keep her{& you & family} in my thoughts & prayers...wishing her a quick & full recovery. You were so sweet to me when my mom passed away{like you, my mom was my best friend}, so I am wishing you many, many more days spending time with your beautiful mom, your best friend:) xo

{beth} said...

you are all in my thoughts and prayers...sending comforting thoughts your way.

B said...

Beautiful, beautiful post Kasey. I'm so glad to hear that your Mom is going to be ok. You are very lucky to have what you have with your Mom, but then, I know you know that already.

Take care,

B x

Simply Mel said...

So happy your mom is going to be okay! And I LOVE what she wrote along with your photo - this sums up her unconditional love perfectly!

a little bit vintage said...

This is a beautiful post Kasey! My mom and I have a very close relationship as well. Unfortunately, my mom does not live in the same state as me so we don't get to see each other very often, but we talk everyday. Please know that your mom is in my prayers. I hope she gets well soon.

Hugs,
Rachel

Brandie said...

I am so glad that your mom is going to be okay! I know how you feel, I don't know what I would do without my mom. We see each other everday. I will continue to pray for her. ((hugs))

xoxo

Cori said...

Kasey...you have a gift of pulling at one's heartstrings and making each of us look inside at our own honesty...this post about your mother touched me in a way no other has. My mother is also my BEST friend...she is everything to me. I will keep you and your Mom in my thoughts.

Alicia said...

Thank God Kasey everything will be fine. I'm sending prayers for a speedy recovery. Missed you & your fabulous clan whilst lounging in the Lowcountry.
You'd love it!!!

Tracey said...

You know I'm praying for her my sweet friend! And she does sound exactly like you. I just know she'll be all better soon...

:) T

Cindy said...

Oh Miss Kacee, I can feel that this is hurting you. What a wonderful daughter you are. I'm very glad they finally got her to the hospital. Why do we try and second guess our health. I'm so glad that she will be ok.

I have a daughter like you, we have always been best friends. I know what your going through. It will be wonderful when she up and at it again. She will be!

Tight Huggs.
cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

truly blessed said...

Oh Kasey, how scary for you and your family. I'm so thankful she's going to be okay. What a blessing to have such a special relationship with your Mom. I will pray for her and that God will be with you too.♥

Rebecca Frame said...

i'm glad that your mom is going to be okay.

i too share a beautiful relationship with my mom and appreciate all of the words you typed...they ring close to home.

i hope her recovery is speedy and full of hugs.

xo
rebecca

Beach Vintage said...

What a touching post - I love my mum so dearly I cannot imagine her being sick and what would happen to our family. I am hoping a quick recovery for yours. xx

McMaster and Storm said...

kasey,
Oh, my...how scary to say the least. I'm so thankful she'll be ok. I'll say a prayer for her recovery.
Hugs,
Kara

Tracey said...

I can imagine how you are feeling- my mom is my best friend as well. So glad to hear she is going to be ok.

Reese & Marie said...

What a touching post! I too am very very close with my Mom so this really spoke to me. So glad to hear she's going to be OK! That last part choked me up a little...

cathi said...

i'm glad your mom is going to be ok.....aren't mom's wonderful...i wasn't best friends with my mom until after high school either. My daughter just graduated from high school but we are very close and I cherish the moments with her.

Hugs!

Kristin said...

I'm so glad she's ok. I was called to the hospital last year. My Mom had fallen and hit her head. It rocked me to the core. I don't know what I would do without her!

Janean said...

You're smart to treasure each moment together. Glad your mom is on her way to recovery. Yay!

caren said...

I know exactly what you mean - my mom was my best friend and I miss her terribly. She passed away ten years ago and I still hurts. However, I am so happy that my daughter, Ashley and I are extremely close - even though she is in Paris right now.

So happy your mom will be fine.

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

I will pray for your mother. I know you are so blessed to be best friends. :)
Blessings,
Tabetha

paperbird said...

Sending prayers to your sweet Mom and good wishes to you kasey.

b. said...

praying!

Alicia said...

i'm do glad your mama's going to be better! how scary! but what an amazing relationship you guys have! she's definitely in our prayers!

Kellie Collis said...

Oh so happy she will be ok. x

Federica said...

So glad that your Mom is going to be better! I will pray for your family.
Take care,
Federica.

Sarah said...

Such a sweet post! I loved reading it, the picture of you two is darling! I am dealing wtih the loss of my best friend, that was my 91 year old grandma, she just passed. Just live each day remembering to tell your mom what she means to you. I am so glad your mom is going to be okay and that your dad is taking good care of her!! Many blessings to you and your family!

mimi charmante said...

Hey girlie,
I am hoping that everything is okay, and that your mom is feeling much better by today. What a scare that must have been.
Thinking of you,
xx

Jackie said...

Such a sweet post about your mom - I'm glad she will be ok and hope she has a quick recovery. I'm so sorry you had to go through that at all. Still sending good thoughts your way!

jen c. smith said...

loved your post - and so glad your mom is going to be ok - and so happy i am in your category of having my mom be my best friend as well - i don't know what i'd so without her.
praying for your mom to get well!
adding you to my blogroll - hope that's ok!

Bay said...

Oh Kasey, so glad your mom is going to be o.k.! I remember my mom getting pneumonia and she didn't know it either. It was scary when she looked me straight in the eye and told me that she HAD to go to the hospital NOW. She could hardly get herself into the car with my help. Scary!
Thanks for stopping by...and yes, I jinxed us here in CO. It has been quite warm, lovely but warm. I spoke wayyyy too soon.

The Flying Bee said...

loved this post. i am so happy to know she will be okay. i'll be praying. our relationships with our moms sound similar. i am so thankful they love us through our rough years and never give up on us. beautiful post, kasey.

-adrienne

Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing and thank you for the tears...i am glad your mother is okay...I am very close to my mom as well and I feel the same way that if I left or she left we would follow eachother...no doubt! xoxo

Pat said...

Kasey,you and your mother are both very lucky to have forged the bond that you have. Never take it for granted, which I am sure that you already know. I got tears in my eyes when I read what she wrote in the book. How great is a mothers love......... Thanks for a beautiful post and to reminds us all about a mother/daughter bond. Will keep your mother in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Pat

Nora said...

I am praying for your family and especially your mom. From what you have shared she seems like a fitgher...fight she will. My thoughts are with you!

PamperingBeki said...

Oh honey, that's so scary.

2 years ago my daughter was very sick and we thought it was the flu. It got to the same point, where she was incoherent and lethargic, couldn't even open her eyes.

We took her in and they admitted her with severe pneumonia. She spent 5 days in the hospital. :(

My prayers go out for your mom to be back to 100% soon!

Shawn Seay said...

This post brought tears to my eyes, Kasey. My Mom was here with us for the weekend and just left today to go back to Texas. I know what you mean. I have been begging my Mom to move here to Arkansas, since my Father passed in May. I will pray for your Mom to have a speedy recovery. This was a touching post.
Blessings,
Shawn

Jill said...

Kasey,
So good to hear your mom is going to be ok. Hope she reads your blog - what you wrote about her is so sweet.
Jill

Martha said...

What a beautiful post Kasey! I am very glad your mom is going to be okay...a scary moment indeed but very glad you shared this with us. Blessings and prayers with her and your family!

Cowgirl in the City said...

So you made me cry. I'll be praying for you and your mom...

thanks for sharing this beautiful post.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a nice photo of you and your mom, Kasey. I'm glad your best friend/mom is going to be ok.

flax and spindle said...

Hope she is doing better and better!

**hugs**

LuLu said...

Sending get well wishes to your mom. Beautiful picture of the two of you.
xo,
LuLu

jredmon said...

Glad she will be ok!

littlebyrd said...

What you mom wrote is the sweetest most wonderful note. I am so glad to hear she will ok!!!! Thinking about you.

Brenna LaPray said...

What a beautiful post. You made me cry. I'll continue to pray for your mom.

Kristin said...

Where oh where to begin....Your words heartfelt. Love you real that you just are in every way! Love that! My Mom is as we call one another "My Person", I so get this! So very glad she is going to be fine. So very glad that you value her and only pray that your friendship becomes even more amazing than it already is and pray you much laughter with her going forward. You are just awesome Kasey...know this!

Happy day to you!

tara said...

Glad to hear your mom is doing better Kasey...I can relate 100%!
nothing better then being friends with your mom!

julie said...

oh kasey! i am sorry to hear about your mom but so glad she will be ok! i will say a prayer for her to have a quick recovery! try not to worry!

Alison said...

Kasey, it is so good to hear that your mother is going to be okay. I have gotten closer with my mother and stepmother too and cannot imagine either one being sick. The picture and the book are wonderful. Priceless really. Take care.

Joyce said...

I'm so glad your mom is going to be OK. A very scary moment for everyone. It is a good thing when your dad took her in. You are right there is no better friend than our mothers as we get older.