Thursday, February 9, 2012
It's All Under Control
My sister was admitted to the hospital today for her stem cell transplant. Her husband and our mother are with her ... several states away. And I feel like I should be there, too. If not for my sister, at least for my mom. She's so tired. But she wouldn't be anywhere else.
But God sent us all a message today. My sister sent this picture of the room she will be staying in. Instead of your typical, bland hospital room, she and my mom walked into a room with butterflies, birds, and flowers painted all over the walls. (And it has a view to boot! See that sunshine?!?!) It's one of the only decorated rooms, according to the staff. It was donated by the Association for Support of Children with Cancer. And since the children are now located in another area of the hospital, adults are now being blessed by this donation.
Informational Tidbit #1: My sister adores butterflies. She has for years. And they've become her cancer symbol ... her symbol of hope. And even though her poor groom would prefer to never see another one in their home, she is even incorporating them into their ceremony this spring for their renewal of vows.
Informational Tidbit #2: My mother adores flowers and plants. Her gardens are beautiful. Her house is full of them. She has the greenest thumb I know, after my grandmother.
So ... my mother and I are taking this room as a sign. A sign from God. Reminding us that He's right there. Reminding me that even though I'm not there to take care of both of them, He is. And He's got it all under control.