Prayers please for our Weemam

@mummymo (23706)
April 7, 2009 12:18pm CST
Many of you here will know weemam. Apart from being a mylot friend to many who will offer support and friendship and spread smiles wherever she goes she is a close friend of mine offline and in fact her family and mine are one and the same now she is to all intents and purposes my Mam and I love her as much as any real daughter could. Weemam cares not just for her son with Cerebral Palsy and a husband who has had cardiac problems and surgery but also her own very elderly parents who both suffer from Alzheimers with little or no help and with nary a cross word nor complaint. All of this and weemam herself is of pensionable age (although it is hard to believe) and doesn't have the best of health herself. Unfortunately her mother has taken ill and has ended in hospital and as well as everything else wee has had to spend the last 36 hours looking after her Dad and repeatedly explaining what is happening although she really doesn't know herself. A care package is meant to be put into place this week to help take the pressure off of wee and it now looks as though that may be delayed. I really need anyone who can spare the energy and a few minutes to send prayers, good wishes or positive thoughts/energies to our own weemam - to give her the strength to get through this time and also to stand her ground and insist on a care package to help her look after her parents before she makes herself too ill to be able to do anything for them. I truly believe that wee is a hero an unsung hero who puts everyone else before herself - although she will be in big trouble with me if she doesn't start looking after herself! She cannot get to a computer right now but my bet is she will feel all those good thoughts and prayers lifting some of the weight off of her shoulders! Do you know a hero like wee? Are you one of those unsung heros who deserve so much respect and love? Thank you for reading this Hugs xxx
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@gabs8513 (48694)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 09
My Thoughts positive thoughts heart and love is with her I am so sorry to read this and of course my strong thoughts are with her Mum to and I hope she gets better When you see Wee please give her a big hug from me ok You concentrate on Wee now and please keep me informed, tell her I love her and I am with her Hugs to you love you xxxxxxxxx
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@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
Oh Gabs Angel I am so sorry that I haven't called you- it has been so busy here it is unreal! I know wee will appreciate everything and you already know I do! You need to look after yourself too Angel but I will definitely pass along that hug - any excuse hey! Hugs xxx
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@gabs8513 (48694)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 09
Sweetheart stop worrying Wee needs you more then me right now I will survive I always do I do not expect you to ring me all the time Sweetie I will be just fine look after Wee please Big Hugs to you xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
LOL You are too independant Miss! I will do what I can to look after her but she is at her parents house staying with her dad or at the hospital most of the time just now! I am here when she needs me - although I did manage to walk along yesterday as I was worried about her and she was waiting for a call - she was quite shocked to see me I think and more worried about me walking that short distance than about herself, typical huh? Love and Hugs Angel xxxx
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• Canada
7 Apr 09
I will definitely keep her in my heart & thoughts. She really is a remarkable lady, and she is such a giver. I hope she doesn't over-do it either and I hope that the care package gets there soon.
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@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
Thank you Ptb - I do worry about her over doing it but there is not much I can do to help apart from be there to speak to. If I were still fit I would definitely be there helping out in practical ways! If it weren't for her daughter in law I think wee would have ended up in hospital long ago getting a day off here and there is the only thing that has kept her going! HUgs to you - you are pretty wonderful yourself! xxx
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@webeishere (36315)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I have yet to need or ask for help in caring for my dad other than a home health care aide once a week for bathing dad. I hope wee takes care of herself as well in this ordeal. It is a mind altering experience tending to our elderly parents. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• Canada
7 Apr 09
I know Grandpa Bob and you have done such a super job of taking care of your father. You are definitely a hero as well, you've got a heart of gold for doing what you do every day! I bet your father appreciates it more then you'll ever know!
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@makingpots (11916)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Wow, I knew some of this about dear Weemam but not all of it. I will send good wishes, prayers, positive thoughts/energies and anything else I can think of for sure. What does it take to have a care package sent? Can others help out with that in anyway? Unsung heros like weemam need wonderful people like you in their lives to return to them some of the love and caring they send out constantly. I'm so glad she has you and your family in her life. I wish you all well getting through this? ((((Hugs))))
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@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
Awww pots sweetheart you are always so thoughtful and caring! She really is remarkable and I am so lucky to have her in my family. The care package is people provided by social services to at least help for a little time each day - wish there was more I could do and if I were fit you can bet your bottom dollar I would, wee wouldn't get any breaks at all if it weren't for her daughter in law taking over for the occasional day! To make it worse she has her first break in over 3 years planned in just over a week , 3 days away with her hubby and son and now it looks as though that is in jeopardy and she really needs it! I just hope that they can find a respite carer so that she can at least have those few days! Hugs sweetheart! xxxx
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@Lakota12 (42605)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Oh my I just got her as a friend here awhile back but I have known of her before then . and all my enegies are being sent to her and family hugs and blessings
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@mummymo (23706)
8 Apr 09
Thanks you so much Lakota! It was weemam who brought me here so you can blame her! lol She really is wonderful and all the prayers and energy being sent her way is helping already. Hugs xxx
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@Lakota12 (42605)
• United States
8 Apr 09
thats great . and I will continue to send energies to her hugs
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@mummymo (23706)
27 Apr 09
Thanks sweety - she really needs them now as things have taken a turn for the worse again - her mum is back in hospital again! xxx
@webeishere (36315)
• United States
7 Apr 09
My thoughts, prayers, and well wishes go out to wee and her family. I can imagine the p[ain she endures emotionally as I am my fathers caregiver. Not a very fun job but it has to be done. One has to care care of themselves first and foremost or the care for ouir elderly parents is not up to par. God Bless her and all her family be it blood or extended family. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
Oh the emotional toll and the questioning yourself when looking after elderly parents is awful isn't it AGB? I know I find it hard enough with my Grandma who is almost 85 - occasionally she gets confused and although she is fit and well otherwise I worry about her constantly! How to cope with the frustrations of 2 parents with Alzheimers I have no idea! Hugs and many thanks AGB - no wonder I love ya! xxxx
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
7 Apr 09
Hi mummymo, Thanks so much for letting us know about dear weemam. Actually, you've both been on my mind of late, and I was thinking of dropping her a note to check up on her. I'm sorry to hear that her mom's in hospital, and weemam will definitely be worn out if she doesn't get some help. I hope this 'care package' comes through soon. I'll be keeping her in my thoughts and prayers. As for unsung heroes, I've known a few, but the one that comes to mind is our Pastor. He really is 'all things to all people,' and has helped us out in far too many ways to count, never expecting anything in return. Take care. Hugs
@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
I have heard you talk of your pastor before I am sure - he seems like one of teh best 'mom! As for weemam - she was exhausted yesterday before her mam went into hospital so i know she is exhausted now! I just hope that social services get a care package with someone to help look after her parents if only for an hour or two a day! xxx
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• Canada
8 Apr 09
I'm hoping to hear that she gets this 'care package.' She's so deserving of this. I don't know how she does it all. She truly is amazing. Make sure you take care of yourself too. Big Hugs
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@mummymo (23706)
8 Apr 09
I will 'mom I promise! Just heard in the last few minutes that there will be the support of a care package when her Mum gets out of hospital so that will hopefully make life a lot easier and mean that wee can get a little of the rest she really needs! Just let me know when you have a chance to talk - really looking forward to speaking to you! Hugs xxxx
@garyc09 (132)
8 Apr 09
i pray for al the best, i hope evrythign works out,.
@mummymo (23706)
8 Apr 09
I am sure it will gary and I thank you for praying for her! xxx
• United States
7 Apr 09
I most certainly will pray for weemam. In all the years she has been my friend I could feel her love and goodness coming across the ocean. She was supportive and loving to me when I needed prayers. Please give her my love.
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@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
I know that you have a lot of time for weemam hen and I know she thinks a lot of you! She will be very pleased to know you send love and prayers! Thanks honey! xxx
• India
7 Apr 09
M jus so so sorry to hear this.. Life is jus so sick wit people sometimes .. I pray god things get betr for her n really bad tat m not in a condition to help in any other way. All my prayers to wee. :')
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@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
Thanks you so much dilip - prayers are a wonderful way of helping! xxx
@James72 (26793)
• Australia
7 Apr 09
I've only recently had the pleasure of meeting weemam thanks to your intorduction a few days ago and even in this very short period of time, it's abundantly clear what a wonderful person she is. I wish her and her family every blessing imagineable and there will be unlimited good thoughts coming from me as well. I never knew any of these things about her life before now and it must be very difficult for her at times. To be so selfless is a sign of a person with a massive heart and of true character. I wish for you every ounce of positive karma weemam.
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@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
She is wee in height James but as you say her heart is one of the biggest I have ever came across! I am glad you have met her now and sure when she gets back you will grow to love her sense of fun too! Thank you James for all those wishes - I KNOW that will help! Hugs xxxx
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@raydene (9871)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Oh No... I will ofcourse send prayers at our sweet Weemam I agree that she is one of the most caring people I've ever known. I wish I was close enough to help. My thoughts are with all. xoxoxoxoxoxo
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@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
I wish I were fit to do something practical to help Mom but just sending prayers and positive thoughts will help ease the weight on her shoulders I am sure! Her mam was getting better when I spoke to her this evening but I think that no matter what she really needs that extra help for her parents now or she will end up ill herself! Hugs Mom xxxx
@dana234 (2115)
• Spain
7 Apr 09
Hi Mo, Thanks for this update on weemam. She is such a remarkable woman. I don't know where she gets all this energy from. I'm really sorry to hear that wee's mum is in hospital. She frequently mentions her sick parents in her discussions so I know how much she loves them. I hope the package comes through SOON, strange, but it looks like things are always delayed with people who need help urgently. Of course I will send her tons of positive energy and my thoughts will be with her. Hugs and love XXX Dana
@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
I know that your love and positivity will lighten her load somewhat dana honey! She truly is remarkable and I would be lost without her in my life - the whole family would! xxxx
@TLChimes (4824)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Of course she is in my thoughts. I know how it is to be so busy you forget to look after yourself.... remind her to take a breath every now and again. Also remind her that she has friends who are behind her. Be well, both of you.
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@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
Thank you so much sweetheart! I am always reminding her of this -I love her too much to be anything other than honest with her! I just wish I could do more practical things for her rather than just giving emotional support and back up! xxx
@LadyMarissa (12150)
• United States
9 Apr 09
OMG Mo. I've said my own prayers for wee. I printed out your words & took them to my Wednesday night prayer service at my church where over 200 people added her to their prayers. I sent a copy to everybody in my prayer circle where there are approximately 50 more prayers added for Ms wee. Hopefully, wee will be receiving a miracle soon & will be forced into taking care of herself first. I know when my Mom was so sick, it was like a full time job. I can't even imagine adding the other circumstances she has to face!!! Please give her a HUGE myLot HUGGGGG!!!
@mummymo (23706)
9 Apr 09
What can I say Lady M apart from a HUGE big Thank You from the very bottom of my heart and I know that wee will join me in that Thanks! I actually have tears rolling down my cheeks after reading this and knowing that you have done so much to help my beloved mam! Things are indeed looking up , it looks as though there is going to be some help being given when her mam gets allowed home from hospital and wee herself is having a little rest this afternoon as her eldest son is looking after wees dad for a few hours so it looks like that miracle is already beginning to show! Thank you , Thank you , Thank you sweety! xxxx
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@LadyMarissa (12150)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Oh Mo, how could I not??? I so much remember how important the prayers & support of my myLot friends meant to me while I was taking care of Mom in her last days!!! The pastor called this morning to ask if I would like for him to speak of weemam again on Sunday. Of course, I said yes please. Being Easter Sunday, the church should be full which means there should be another 600+ prayers for her.
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@LadyMarissa (12150)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Thank you MO!!!
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
9 Apr 09
There is no-one like our Wee, Mo. Something like this was always in the cards and I hope and pray that things improve soon. The sooner the better. My own heart is so heavy after reading your post....I can just imagine what a terrible ordeal the family is going through...but mostly our Wee. I've never known anyone as selfless as she is, I'm sure she is an angel in disguise. Her poetry is beautiful, full of love for those she loves, she is one amazing lady. I hope and pray she finds the strength she needs to endure this new battle. God bless our Wee. xxx
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@mummymo (23706)
9 Apr 09
Tickle honey I couldn't agree more with all you have said!I am glad to tell you that it would seem things are improving. Her mam is getting better, it would seem that support is at last going to be given and although exhausted wee is once again feeling much more positive and far calmer! I think that her mam going into hospital is the best thing that happened to improve the situation. I think she still could do with out prayers but they are certainly working thus far! Hugs and Love Sweety and Thank you for being so supportive of my mam! xxxx
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
9 Apr 09
Och, you're a sweet love to be so thoughtful and loving a friend. Not just to Wee but to all your friends. I'm happy things are on the improve but I'm sure there is a long way to go. I will continue to send loving thoughts and healing energies and I hope you will remember me to my friend. Give her my love please. xxx
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@mummymo (23706)
9 Apr 09
I most certainly will Tickle my darling and I know she will be reading this when she gets half a chance too. I always try to show my friends that I love and support them if I can - I have blessed to have known that type of love and support in my life and I believe the more you love the more love you generate - sounds a bit odd but I do believe it! Hugs always sweety xxxx
@p1kef1sh (45683)
8 Apr 09
I wish that I had known Mummymo. Please give her all my love won't you. You are so right about her being an unsung hero. She's a special friend indeed. XXXX
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@mummymo (23706)
8 Apr 09
She really is a special friend honey and I have been very worried about her. She is exhausted but since finding out they are going to arrange some help in a care package when her Mum is let out of hospital and a visit to the Dr for herself as well as all these prayers and love being sent she is feeling much less stressed and is coping better! Hugs sweetheart and thanks from me and wee! xxx
@p1kef1sh (45683)
8 Apr 09
Just let her know that I'm thinking of her please Mummymo. I'm thinking about you too! You're another very special lady. XXXX
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@mummymo (23706)
8 Apr 09
Awww Thanks honey! I most definitely will let her know - if I don't hear from her tonight I should hear from her tomorrow! Hugs xxxxx
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Good gosh mummymo! She's really extended herself to the max as it is and then this happens. Is there a church that could render some help for her? I mean, there's a lot of volunteers that are more than willing to give her a helping hand but someone has to let them know that she's in need of the help. I will pray for her and hope she gets the help that she needs and that the load lightens up for her and soon! Thank you for letting us know!! You're a real friend!!
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@mummymo (23706)
8 Apr 09
She really has been over extended for a long time honey. I don't know of any volounteer groups like that but it really has to be someone who either knows her Mum and Dad or who is experienced of the elderly/Alzheimer sufferers. It would seem that her Mum going into hospital has been about the best thing to happen and there should be some support given when she gets out of hospital - which is a relief as I am not sure how long wee could have kept going without help! Thanks for the prayers and the suggestions honey and I know you understand because of your experience with your parents! Hugs xxxx
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@Eskimo (2315)
8 Apr 09
It really annoys me (in fact my real fellings are unprintable) that this country gives plenty of support to whingers and spongers who can't be bothered to do a day's work (last month someone was getting £30,000 because they were too fat to work), yet those like Weemam who really need our help and care always seem to be at the end of the queue and often get little or no help at all. With 4 people to look after she is already saving the country a fortune, it wouldn't cost an awful lot to give her some help and provide respite for her as well. My hopes, thoughts and prayers are with her (and also you for being a good friend). God bless you both.
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@mummymo (23706)
8 Apr 09
I couldn't agree more Eskimo honey! Thankfully at long last it has been decided that some support will be given when her mother gets out of hospital. Respite care was even offered for her weekend break next week if her mother is still in hospital which is a HUGE step forward even although she couldn't accept it as her father is lost and she doesn't want to see him left on his own. It has taken wee being on the verge of a breakdown to get some help even though she has been asking for some help for years! I know this sounds terrible but i think her Mum going into hospital is the best that happened as it is the OT's there that are insisting on this being in place! Thanks sweety - I have lost track of all the ways that wee has shown me true friendship and love xxxx
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@Niah1976 (740)
• Paranaque, Philippines
8 Apr 09
I pray that she will be okay. Just tell her to have faith and never lose hope. Good luck to her.
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@mummymo (23706)
8 Apr 09
Thank you Niah she is a very strong woman and those prayers will and indeed have already helped! By the way I like your username - my daughter is called Niamh so it looks very similar! xx
@ElicBxn (62432)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I will light a candle and say a prayer for wee, since, as you say, she is a friend to all and more than a good daughter, mother, and wife!
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@mummymo (23706)
8 Apr 09
Thank you Elic - I appreciate that so much and I know that wee will. Now I just need to convince her that she is doing more than anyone could expect! xxx
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