Monday, September 11, 2006

My Mom

I wanted to say a few words about my mom, whom some of you may know, because she often comments here on the blog (proving that mothers always have the ability to publicly embarrass their children, no matter how how old we are). She had a heart attack on Sunday morning and even though she sounded fine when we spoke Sunday evening, and told me not to worry, how can I not? Her husband got her to the hospital quickly and the blood thinners that she received right away helped. She had a stent put in today, and hopefully she will be able to go home in a few days. She is only 61 and still has much more to do, I think.

We have had our issues with each other over the years, and she has had a tough life. Things can be difficult sometimes with parent/child relationships but I am proud that we have managed to put our problems behind us and we have come to a better understanding of each other in the last few years. She has been a good grandmother also, making a herculean effort, despite many obstacles, to stay involved in her grandchildren's lives.

I am sure that she will be fine, but it couldn't hurt if you could throw a few extra positive thoughts her way.

13 comments:

larryblumen said...

I sometimes wonder what painted art could possibly look like after the last 100 years. Your paintings look like that, to me. I enjoyed them; especially the one with the barn.

I also enjoyed your description of the Dylan concert. Thank you.

larryblumen said...

I looked again and remembered "Spirit in the Sky." I like that a lot. It makes me think of Hopper in the way the light feels.

Tracy said...

Well, I always love a good comparison to one of my favorite painters, Edward Hopper!

Thanks, Larry, and you are my new best friend!

Jan said...

My thoughts are with you and your Mom tonight, Tracy. I hope the news continues to look hopeful.

Jeff Hayes said...

Best wishes for her speedy recovery.

Tracy said...

Thanks, Jan and Jeff for your good wishes.

James Wolanin said...

Tracy, I wish your Mom a speedy and complete recovery

meno said...

"Don't worry" Hah, as if.

Dear Tracy's mom, please take good care of yourself and get well soon. Your family needs you.
Sending positive thought.

Mom said...

Tracy, thank you so much for all that you said about us and our relationship. I am very touched and I also can't tell you enough how proud I am of you and all that you have acomplished.
To those of you that have wished me well....thank you. It means a great deal....especially coming from strangers. I'll be back soon to embarass Tracy.

Tracy said...

Thanks, James and Meno for the positive thoughts and understanding.

Glad you are home, Mom.

The Epiphany Artist said...

Be glad too! Please pray for my husband as they have discovered a problem with his heart and he is only 49. He will be having a heart cath within the next two weeks. I understand about difficult mother relationships - My mom and I have one.

Bill Gusky said...

I was sorry to read about your mother, Tracy. I hope she's doing better. Glad to see the demand is keeping you hopping; it's much better than the opposite situation, if you ask me.

Tracy said...

Hi Terri, I will be sending good thoughts along for your husband, I am sure every thing will be fine.

Hi Bill, thanks for the good wishes, my mom is doing well, she's home and is feeling much better already.

And yes, It certainly is so much better to be busy, than not! I am looking forward to January and February though, they tend to be a bit slow.