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Friday, October 15, 2010

Trials for the Prospector's Mom

This is my Mother-in-law. She is 89 years old. This photo was taken two Christmas's ago when she was still showing the world how to grow old gracefully. Her name is Violetta.
Last week she fell in her living room and broke her shoulder and her hip. She had surgery to repair her hip. This is a very serious operation for a lady her age. Her shoulder will heal by itself because the breaks are hairline fractures and can't be set.
This has been a very difficult time for her and for her children, but I believe that she will recover because she has the determination of a draft horse in a snow storm and has never let anything get her down.
Please wish her well and send good thoughts her way. She has always been so good to me and I love her a lot.
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15 comments:

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Sending good wishes her way, for a smooth and strong recovery!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

thoughts and prayers vor a very beautiful woman :)and her family!

Karen Deborah said...

how HORRIBLE I can relate to her so much. After having my hip done in Feb and my shoulder now, I cannot even begin to fathom how much pain she must be in. she just moved to the top of my prayer list.

You are to sweet to change the color just for me! Are u crazy or just kind? Feels like your place again!

susanc said...

I'm so sorry to read about your mother-in-law's fall. I will be thinking of her and sending good thoughts and wishes her way for healing and also for strength for you, the Prospector and her family.

LV said...

What a terrible thing to have happened. It does take us seniors longer to heal than most. Just be thankful the doctor treated her. The way things are going, we seniors may not get too much help. You are blessed to have such a caring mother-in-law.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Bless Violetta! I hope I am as plucky at her age. Prayers offered for a fast recovery :)

Blessings!
Gail

Velva said...

Sending positive thoughts her way!

jojo said...

sending prayers and healing thoughts for Violetta...what a wonderful name!

Debbie said...

Violetta is beautiful! I hope she's up and running around again soon :)

Madeline's Album said...

My prayers will be with Violetta( a beautiful name) and the rest of the family. She is such a pretty lady. Thank you for your visit and kind comment on my last post. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Rural Rambler said...

Farmlady, prayers and well wishes on their way to Violetta!

Anonymous said...

Love your description of Vi---draft horse in the snow---and that is certainly how we remember her. Please send our best wishes for a full recovery.

Ginny and Al

GeorgiaPeachez said...

That is scary, I hope she springs back to her old self soon.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

So hard when this happens to those we love...I just went to see my Grandma on Sunday and although all of her bones are fine, her brain has been lost to dementia. Hope Violetta heals soon.

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Such a pretty lady... I hope she is feeling better soon!