….I’ve been a bit absent this summer.
My momba got sick in early June.
Let me start by saying that she’s doing MUCHO better now… though, it’s been quite the scary summer full of unknowns.
I got a phone call from my mom the morning of June 1st. She could barely breath, “Hey Bobbi….. just….. wanted….. you to….. know that…. I…. admitted…. myself to the…. emergency…. room at 3…..this morning.” UHM… WHAT?! You see, my family isn’t a “going to the doctor” kind of family let alone a “check yourself into the emergency room at 3am in the morning” kind of family! This was serious. I, without hesitation, headed to the hospital immediately.
I found her room, she was resting and couldn’t hear me. Seeing her in that state at the hospital was an image that I’ll carry with me forever… an image that I would rather not carry with me forever. It was awful… and had a major impact on me. I left the room and called my Aunt Karen sobbing, “I’m not sure I’m strong enough to handle this!” The thought of losing my mom…. man oh man. Awful.
As a side note, my mother was admitted to the hospital the day before Emily and Matt’s wedding… remember the outdoor/tent wedding with the funnel cloud and 90mph winds? Yeah, that one. That should help explain why I was under the table and crying, fearing for my life. I kept saying, “I just want to see my mom…” Those were the absolute worst/most scary few days of my life.
Needless to say, I’ve been spending a lot of time both taking care of and laughing with her. 😀 I chose to not take on any extra sessions than I already had scheduled and I haven’t dedicated time to social media/personal blogging. So to those who follow me on Twitter or Facebook, I’m alive!
My mom has since made a complete lifestyle change and things are looking WAY up. WAY WAY WAYYYY UP! She successfully started back to work on Wednesday after being off for over three months. 😀
Here’s her favorite part… her first day of college starts Monday! We got her all registered last week. YES YES YES YES YES! She keeps saying, “I’m SO excited! SO EXCIIIIIIITED! I mean… I’m nervosa too, but I’m SO EXCITED!” By the way, in Momba language, nervosa = nervous.
You know, regardless of her health, we’ve had more fun this summer than I think we’ve ever had, and that’s sayin’ something! 🙂 The highlight? WE SAW PAUL McCARTNEY LIVE!!!! ….more on that later. 😀
Blog posts with weddings are coming next week 🙂 Stay tuned!
Oh and Momba, please don’t get sick again because that sucked.
I love you, BIG time! 😀
Glad to hear that she is getting better and how exciting for her to go back to school!
It’s so scary when your parents get sick! I’ll never forget when my dad had a seizure a couple years ago out of nowhere; the image of him in the ER is one engraved in my memory. Glad your momba is feeling better, and how exciting about college!
Oh my friend, I cannot imagine the fear/emotion of the summer for you. We had a scare with my son and I was terrified and guilty and just a wreck. (he is doing fine now) I am so glad to hear you took the time to spend with your Momba, it is so insanely important. And I am even more thrilled to hear she is doing well! And I think it is the coolest thing EVER that she is going to college! GO MOMBA GO!!! I went back at 31 and I was terrified, but I had fun and turns out I was really good at it! That and I got to shake my head at the “youngsters” who have so much to learn. (pardon me while I get my walker!) I love how you love your mom, bobbi:)You are a good egg!
Holy moly! This made me tear up. I have gone through scary instances like that with both my mum and dad, and like you, I could not handle losing either one. Needless to say, lots of loving on them has been happening. 🙂 So happy to your mama is doing wonderful!
oh my goodness! we’ll be praying for your mom! so glad that things are looking up!
That was seriously super touching. I’m sitting here at work (shhh!!!) tearing up. LOVE that she is making changes and that you did nothing but think of her immediately at that scary wedding shoot. Big love you guys share. Pics are beautiful by the way 🙂
OMG. Your mom is gorgeous! So great of you to dedicate some time to be with her. What a great daughter! Beautiful photos! My Dad passed away a few years ago and I have been taking care of my mom since (she had a stroke a few years before my dad passed). Hope your Mom has an awesome time back in school! 🙂
Bobbi, I love the relationship you have with your Momba. It seems so special. I’m so happy her health is improving. And such a rockstar to go back to college!! That’s awesome.
I’m not even out of bed yet and I already have tears in my eyes! I’m so glad she’s doing better, and you’re cherishing your time together. That’s something I wish I could do with my mom.
Bobbbbbbi! I am so happy to hear your mom is A-OK and doing much better! It is so scary to realize they are not invincible and will not always be here. 🙁 My mom was also in the hospital for several weeks this year and it was terrifying so I can relate and know that it is absolutely the worst feeling ever to know we are growing up and sometimes, we have to take care of them!
I think it’s great that you set aside some time for your momba and laughed harder than you ever have and congrats to her for going to college! BOOYA!! 🙂
XOXO and thinking of you!
Marcie (it’s been too long by the way!)
Wishing you and your mom many more years of happy & healthy togetherness. Even entertaining the thought of losing a parent is frightening, never mind going through a health crisis for real – so glad to hear she’s recovering AND looking forward to a new challenge (what is she studying?)! Best to you and Mike! 🙂
You two are so cute and sounds like you’re two peas in a pod. That is the relationship I hope to have with my daughter. It seems to be working so far. lol She’s about to be 9 and she reminds me of me to a near heart attack thinking of what’s to come. ai yi yi My Mama’s sick right now too. She’s in the hospital as I’m typing this. I’m very worried. She has Alzheimer’s and she’s in assisted living now and I’ve felt lost from her for a few years but still the thoughts of losing her permanently makes my heart hurt. Glad your Mama pulled through and praying the best for mine.
You have to let a guy know the weight of a blog post like this one. I’m at work and I can’t have tears…I’m glad she is getting better, and I wish her the best on life changes.
You are simply amazing and I have to say that you have a heart of gold. Had I known what you were going through during our E&M wedding adventure I would have stopped in my tracks to give you a huge hug. I owe you one the next time I see you! Many thoughts, hugs and prayers coming your way – and I am so glad to hear that she is back at ’em!
I’m so proud of you for the way you’ve taken care of your Momba this summer, Bobbi. Realizing that our parents could be lost has got to be the ultimate “I’m a grown-up now” realization, huh?
So glad she’s feeling better and you’re feeling like life is returning to the routines you cherish — albeit a few new ones with her factored in.
I am so glad your Mom is feeling better, and going back to school? What a lady! Congatulations on your better health and much luck in your college career Momba.
It was so good to see you last week. I’m glad everything is looking up! Also tell your mom good luck with school!
Bobbi, SO glad to hear your Momba is doing better!!! Beto and I know exactly what that awful feeling is like… but sadly his mom passed away 6.5 years ago. I’m so glad that you got the chance to take care of your mom, laugh together, and cherish each other. You are both beautiful people, and I can tell just how much you love each other!! We definitely feel you on this one. Big hugs from Dallas.
Just know that you’re A LOT stronger than you think you are. 🙂
So glad that she’s doing better!!
Oh Bobbi, this is a beautiful post.
Oh Bobbi, lots of love to you and your mom. My mom was in a roll over accident this summer. The kids and I spent 3 weeks out in California with her. I know exactly where you are coming from with how scary it is. xoxo….can’t wait to hear about the concert.
she is so young and beautiful. sending good-health vibes and high praise for second chances. xoxo
Hi friend – sorry for what you’ve gone through this summer w/your Momba. I’ve been there. But, I’m 45. So, it’s kinda’/sorta’ understandable, especially when my Mom is almost 71…lost Dad almost a decade ago at 62. Too young. My hope is that your mother’s situation is less grave and whatever issue she dealt with the past couple months is manageable. I will pray for continued health, and I hope that you continue to have her in your life for years and years to come! Peace…
Family is the most important thing in the world. I am glad you are taking time for yourself to spend with your mom. Mom’s are so amazing and I always find it funny how I still find myself needing my mommy. I wish good health to your mom. I will never forget how excited I was when she commented on our wedding, it made me feel loved. I will keep you and her in my prayers. Much love to you always!
Gooooo Bobbi and Gooooooo Momba!! So glad that things are looking up! It warms my heart to read a post so full of mother/daughter love. xoxoxo.
Wow, Bobbi! I’m so sorry you’ve had to deal with this. That’s so scary. I’m so glad she’s doing better. We’ve also been dealing with some scary medical issues this summer and I’ve spent a lot of time taking care of someone else. It can be overwhelming. Hope she makes a full recovery!
Bobbi, I’m so glad she’s doing better. I honestly can’t imagine seeing a parent in that condition, even temporarily. Our thoughts are with all of you, and I’m glad you’re ABLE to take the time to be with her right now. Big hugs!
Glad your happy cheer is back on the net 🙂 Cherish/love/adore/and relish every second you have with her. I lost my Mom (age 61) almost 2 years ago to cancer, and I can’t describe to you the void and anguish I feel daily knowing she is not there to call when I need to be cheered up or to share a tidbit with. I’m so glad your Mom is better, and is there for you!!!
So happy to hear she is doing well now!
So happy to hear your mama is doing better…just said a prayer…for you BOTH. Mwah!
She’s lucky to have someone like you in her life. I’m glad Momba is feeling better and she’s going back to school. She’s an inspiration to a lot of us. As for you – I’m glad this has been the best summer for you. For us too…strange how you take a step back from work, put a little time in for you…and the end result is…well you know what it is. LOVE YOU.
bobbi – you are so incredibly authentic and an inspiration. what a blessing that your mama is better and that she had and continues to have you by her side. sending lots of love your way!!!
Awww! I’m so glad to hear your Mom is better! I was always scared (and still am to this day) whenever parents and loved ones get sick. So glad she is well! And how exciting about going to college?!?! As you say, high 5’s to her!!!
Way to go, Kim. Good luck.
you so look like your mom from day one!
it is a scary feeling, i know. and i am glad to hear a good report. look forward to you catching up.
I can see your mom’s college graduation photo shoot already! She’ll have the best photographers ever to capture that amazing accomplishment and dream come true. So glad to read that she is well again! Your Momba seems like one cool chiquita banana!
Wow. Tears. Bobbi, I’m so glad that your momba is doing better. Congrats on getting back into school. Tell her because of her I’ve decided to now go back myself! Wishing you all the best. <3
I’m so glad everything turned out well! Best wishes to her going back to school. I’m glad you two had a great summer together.
Momba.. i’m so glad you’re better! goodness.. that sucked big time, Bobbi. but *hugs* to you both.
huge congrats on the college.. i’m nervosa for you, but damn i’m excited as well!! :))
much love from Singapore.
Oh Bobbi. I have been so busy and tired, since I went back to work, that I haven’t been on my computer. This is a beautiful BLOG post you have done for your Momba. I want to thank you for being there when I needed you most. You are truly my GODSEND. I love you so much. I am crying as I am typing. Today has been a very emotional day for me. I was baptized at the Vineyard Community Church. I feel all is right and I’m happy to be alive. I am so EXCITED…..
So glad your mom is feeling better and enjoying life. I went through a similar scare with my mom last year and it is so scary. Yay for our healthy momma’s or in your cause momba;) Love the pics of you two!!! I had completely forgotten that you were in the army…I was in the navy myself. See you have to do my family photos now. We have much in common and I know my daughter would just love you & Mike:):):)
Hey- I’ve been a lurker for a while- LOVE your photos.
This is such a sweet post, and I’m so happy to hear your mom is doing better!
mom’s are the best! what a trooper for going to college, props to your mom!!
So glad your mom is feeling better!! Moms are the best
wow.. thanks for sharing.. we lost my dad over 2 years ago now.. i wish upon wish that he wouldve made a recovery. its hard to imaging getting married without him. but i’m so happy your mama made a recovery. hugs to you my friend. xoJB
OH how scary! 1.5 yrs ago, we got the phone call in the middle of the night but didn’t hear the phone ringing. It was my dad calling to say mom had been admitted, she’s never gone to the hospital other than to give birth. Turns out her brain was bleeding. They never found out why, so it could happen again. And it did while she was having an angiogram. I remember how scared I was, how I kept thinking this is the woman that places it safe all. the. time. My dad is the crazy one.
I hope your mom has many more healthy happy years!
Bobbi- weird sidenote- my aunt calls me bobbalou too!! And my name is Abbey…not sure how she came up with that nickname but it was weird to see that on your blog hahaha. We be twins!
So glad she’s doing well! And college…that’s just plain awesome!
I’m so glad to hear that your mom is doing well!
On another note…I’ve been following your blog for a while and had no idea that you were in the Army. I went to Basic in the same place in the same year as you. Were we there at the same time?? Or even in the same company??
Glad to hear she’s doing so much better! Lovely photos all the way through. Tell me more about seeing Sir Paul! I’m so jealous!