Friday, May 30, 2008

Doing better!


So sorry for the lack of updates as of late. Shar, David and I got home on Sunday night late and I've been playing catch-up the rest of this week! We had a WONDERFUL time in Phoenix which was a pleasant surprise as I wasn't looking forward to going at all. I didn't want to face seeing my mom in the hospital but I also NEEDED to go and see her in the hospital. I hated knowing she was stuck there while I was here, but the thought of going with my sister under those circumstances was so disheartening. I found myself wishing over and over that we were going to meet our mom for a fun girls' outing and not to see our sick mom in the hospital. We were trying to prepare ourselves for the worst and when we got there we were so pleasantly surprised. She was asleep when we walked in and Charlotte touched her foot and she opened her eyes, gave a huge smile and motioned with her hands for us to come hug her. So so sweet. She seemed so truly happy to see us and we were so truly happy to see her. She chatted with us all day and seemed a little relieved when we left for dinner that night so that she could sleep. We were on cloud 9!! Our mom was OKAY!! Then David, Mandy and Mike arrived on Friday morning and we went to see her and visited all day again. If she was relieved on Thursday to see us go I think a proper word would be ELATED to see us go on Friday night - she totally kicked us out (in a really nice, sweet way) I think we were wearing her out! :) As siblings we went to Chili's and to see Indiana Jones. It was so fun! We all came back on Saturday and watched as she seemed to get stronger and stronger with each day we were there. Saturday night we went to dinner at Lonestar Steakhouse with a bunch of the Arizona family...I want to say ALL the Arizona family but I don't want to leave anyone out! It was SO SO great to see everyone! Sunday was bittersweet as it was our last day AND we found out that she was getting surgery for her defibrillator on Monday which made us wish so badly that we could stay for that. It was SO hard to say good-bye. SO HARD. My heart felt heavy the whole rest of the night and I missed her the second I left the room. I'm so thankful that she is okay and that she is getting the proper care now so she can stick around for a LOT longer. I realized that I don't think I would function well at ALL without her. I just need her in my life simple as that and selfish as it sounds. I AM the baby after all, can't I be a little selfish - doesn't that come with the "baby of the family" territory? I told her that she was not allowed to pull a stunt like that EVER again. I hope she listened. :) What I didn't expect was how much of a good time I'd have with my siblings. Wow they are awesome people. I'm so lucky to have them in my life. We all bonded in a way that I will cherish forever. I have the coolest brothers and the best sister in the world. So so blessed! We took some great pictures. For all my family members out there: How many people you can name in the Lonestar Steakhouse pictures? :)
we took the picture above and both Shar and I said "MORGAN! You have to SMILE!" and he said "I DID!!" so then we took the picture below and he smiled bigger. :)
We had Mike, Charlotte, Mikele, Trent (Mikele's boyfriend), Corbin, Kyle, Kole, Morgan, Melanie, Jaron, Paige, Carma, Lamont, Chantel, Me, Shar, David, Mandy, Nathan, Teri (Nathan's girlfriend) and Malena!! SO SO FUN!!

My mom had the surgery done on Monday and it went well but was very painful. She is HOME NOW YAY! She went to the Dr. yesterday morning and threw up again so we are all still a little worried as to why. We really thought and hoped that her stomach issues had something to do with her heart and that they would go away when her heart was healthy again. We are still hoping that this was just an isolated incident and that she will continue to improve every day.
Shar thought a good caption for the picture above would be "my future's so bright I gotta wear shades!" I agree! The boys were supposed to do something silly but ended up just looking down at us. Party POOPERS!

16 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh, Mel, I am SO SO SO glad that your mom is doing better! I was worried with the lack of updates but then I went to Shar's blog and saw her post about your mom being ok. That is so great that you were both able to go down and be with her.

Trish in Texas said...

Wow, I'm sad to say I hardly recognize ANYONE in those pictures! Has it really been that long? None of the kids look familiar, and while I think I can spot my cousins, their spouses look totally foreign to me! Isn't that horrible? Maybe we should have that cruise reunion in 2009!
P.S. I'm so happy that your mom is feeling better!

Dickson Circus said...

I love all the pictures!! Especially the one with your mom wearing sunglasses. I can see where you and Shar get your sense of humor.
How scary that must have been for you. I am so happy to see that she is feeling better. She sure raised some great daughters, I know that for sure!

gardnerfam said...

Mel I am so so so jealous you got to spend such a fun fun evening with my family. Ok not really but I sure do wish I was there to join in. It makes it so hard to live far away when things like this happen. You just wish you could zip on over and join in. My brother sure looks good and looks a lot like keith. I am so glad you had a nice time with your family. I think we are going to go this weekend to see them so I will give your mom a hug and kiss for you.
thanks for the fun pics.
Love ya

DIANE said...

SINCE I'M WRITING THIS IN CAPITAL LETTERS I HOPE YOU REALIZE I AM USING A LOT OF ANIMATION AND ENTHUSIASM WHEN I SAY
"A D O R A B L E" Those pictures are like a mini family reunion. (And seeing Malena there made me wonder if that is why she has not UPDATED her blog. (Whenever I type in capitals you know I am wanting some emphasis.) Anyway, sometimes out of the terrible situations come blessings and what a blessing for all you siblings to be together. Nothin' like family. I just LOVED those pictures.

Danielle said...

Fantastic news!

Cade said...

So who was that person with Nathon?

SM said...

Heeeey! I know those people!

Those pictures are great! I am so glad she is doing so well. Thanks for keeping us updated.

The Forney Four said...

I totally cried when I saw these pics. One, I am so happy your mom is better. Two, the pic with the glasses had me rollin' (ahhh the things we do to our parents), and Three, seeing you with your brothers and sister seriously made me cry. I miss our family reunions and can't wait to be with everyone again SOMEDAY!

I'm so glad she's okay. What a blessing. Sorry she (and you) had to go through that.

Peggy said...

I've been so worried! Thanks for posting an update. I'm so glad your mom is dong better.

Carla said...

I'm so glad Aunt Anna Marie is doing better! What an awesome opportunity for all of you to get together and bond. Thanks for sharing your pics. I recognized almost everyone but there were a couple people I haven't met yet. Maybe I can meet them on the Pearson Family Cruise 2010? Hopefully.

Shill and Company said...

I am glad to hear that your mom is doing better, and especially happy to hear that she was able to return home. That is always a good sign.

You have a beautiful family. It looks like you were all able to have some fun together. That is wonderful.

Kandis said...

I love your family and I'm so glad that Anna is doing better, pleae send her my love!

Anaise said...

The pictures make me "homesick" for the Pearson family reunions of my childhood.

I'm so glad Anna is okay.

Oh! Even though I am so far away, I love my extended family!

The Forney Four said...

I miss hearing from you...how are things going now??

Lisa said...

I got to see your Mom last night! She looks FANTABULOUS! She's so stinkin' cute! We checked out her incision from her defibrilator, and felt the bump on her hip. LOL People probably thought we were really weird in the middle of the movie theater, oh well! I am SO glad that this was all caught early and everyone can rest well now. Yea!