We just came back from another great family Thanksgiving week with my mom and my brothers' family. We always have a good time visiting, laughing, and eating (of course!) We stay with my mom, who is a young 78, and she hasn't lost her touch in the kitchen that's for sure.
Anyway, she has both types of arthritis and recently hurt her back and is in great pain all the time. She can't stand for any real length of time and can't have surgery for this type of injury...for whatever reason. My mom has always had pain for as long as I can remember from arthitis and now this. She had 2 pain blockers during the summer just so she could attend and enjoy most of the festivities of my older brother's daughter's wedding. Please pray for my mom that the doctors can find something for her, so that for the rest of her life (which I hope is still many years!!!!) she can have some relief.
Also, today begins the novena for our seminarian, Phillip Johnson, who is battling brain cancer. See my previous post for the prayers.