We’ll never stop mothering them

It’s no fun getting an email like this from a FOF friend:

“Thrown a curve. Yesterday in ER and ICU with life long (to this point) amazingly healthy & lean 28-year old son diagnosed with Type I diabetes. Near coma. Thought he had the flu. My husband commented how calm I was (not really), but you do what you have to do.”

Worrying. It's just a mother thing. "Mother and Child" by Enoch Wood Perry

My thoughts and prayers are with my friend. When my children tell me they’re under the weather, they’re constantly on my mind and I don’t feel right until they’re better. And they’re adults! It’s just a mother thing.

My friend must have been beside herself until her son was diagnosed. But she’s a FOF woman, so this is the e-mail she sent after I told her I was thinking of her:

“Thanks so much Geri. Relieved that no tumor on pancreas, etc. that may have caused onset. This is doable. Have young friends with much worse health issues to deal with and less optimistic outcomes. New things to learn.”

You’ve got to love this woman.

FOF women do not sit around  pitying themselves or their loved ones when something goes awry. They spring into action and figure out a way to fix it.  We know we can’t fix everything, but we don’t stop trying.

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5 Responses to “We’ll never stop mothering them”

  1. Geri says:

    so well put duchesse


  2. Duchesse says:

    No matter what your age, when your child’s health falters, it is tough, intense and rips you apart. Wishing him a rapid recovery.

  3. Maureen@IslandRoar says:

    Wow. Yes, doesn’t matter how old they are. This must’ve been a nightmare. But, like she so bravely said, “doable.”

  4. Geri says:

    sure is Heather


  5. Heather Chapple says:

    Ummm, yes I’ll say a little prayer of thanks all 6 of mine are up and at ’em! Good to be reminded.


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