Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Roses perfume the mountain air,
God sends ministering angels
to light our path;
and help my mama heal.

God sends ministering angels
to lift our faltering spirits,
and help my mama heal.
Let us hide our thorns in roses.

To lift our faltering spirits,
teaching Mama to walk again;
let us hide our thorns in roses.
Sunshine breaks through the clouds.

Nurses disguised as angels
to light our path,
therapists filled with God's love;
roses perfume the mountain air.
             --Brenda Kay Ledford

Mama fell on March 7, 2015 and broke her hip.  She had surgery the next day and was in the hospital a month.  Now the Mountain Nursing Service is providing nurses and therapists to care for her at my home.  She's responding well and using a walker.  We are very pleased with the excellent service this agency is giving. 

I would appreciate very much your keeping Mama in your prayers as she recovers.

Also, I wish all my blogger friends a very Happy Mother's Day.


Betsy Adams said...

Oh Brenda, I am so sorry to hear this... Bless her heart---but it sounds like she is trying really hard to get well. God Bless HER --and YOU--and the family...


TexWisGirl said...

oh, bless her! so glad she is already walking with a walker! may her healing continue and her strength return!

Anonymous said...

Brenda Kay, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I will be praying for her and please wish her a blessed Mother's Day. Bless you as you care for her and I'm thankful she is receiving such excellent care.

Susie Swanson said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this Brenda. I'm praying for her and you as well. I'm so glad she's responding to the treatments and that her spirits are high. She's such a precious Lady.. Tell her I said hello and I'm thinking of her and hopefully I'll be able to see you both before to much longer.

magnoliasntea said...

Sorry to hear she broker her hip, but I'm so glad your mama is receiving good care and recovering well, too. I'll certainly keep her in my prayers. Your poem is so descriptive. I enjoyed the post and will pray. :)

Dorothy said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers for your mother's healing. So sorry to hear of her accident.


...and I hope she fully recovers. I would want my mother at my home too, while she recuperates.

Happy mother's day to all.

lil red hen said...

Oh, so sorry to hear this, Brenda, but glad your mother is recovering and has such good care. This mothers' day will be extra special for you and your mother as she heals.

Love you style of poetry!

Glenda Beall said...

Lovely poem, Brenda. The photo of your beautiful mother lights up the page. I am so happy she is healing and having good care. I know you are doing a great job as caregiver for her.
Give her my love and hope she has a wonderful Mother's Day.

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely poem. We're sending love and positive healing thoughts from our side of the mountain to yours.

Daisy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news, Brenda. Prayers for your mother here. Wishing you both a Happy Mother's Day.

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