Saturday, January 26, 2008

Damn Disney!

Damn him! I just got off the phone with my Dad who called early this morning to let me know that my Mom has had a heart attack and is in the hospital. She has been living in a nursing home for more than a year now and has been in failing health for a long time. She's in the hospital and responding to excellent care. Both my sisters and brother are either with her or nearby. I sat down on the couch to absorb all this information and take in a little electronic anesthesia and what do I see? The scene from Dumbo where his mother is locked up in elephant jail and can only reach through the bars to hold her baby while the choir sings "Baby Mine", a very sweet and tender lullaby that I would have loved to sing to my own babies long ago except that I would be bawling my eyes out and scaring the kid.Thanks Walt. So I did some of that and came here to talk about it to myself. Here's my Mom, Rosalie, on the left and Jim's Mom, Eleanor who passed away just a few weeks ago. This was taken at our wedding in 1977. Jim and I both have a keen appreciation for strong women and their accomplishments.

8 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

may you be comforted by family and friends through this difficult time.

Delta said...

Good thoughts winging your way.

My Brain on Quilts said...

Deb,

Sorry to hear about your mom. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Karoda said...

Deborah, I'm sorry to read this about your mom...hoping your own strength magnifies and rises.

tiedyejudy said...

Deb, I am sorry to hear of your mom's illness, and will add her and you to my prayers.

Judy

Wild Thread Studio said...

Hugs...

Terry said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope things are getting better for her. Dumbo was the first movie I ever saw at age three. I had to be removed from the theatre for crying so loudly when Dumbo's mother was taken away and put in a cage. It still gets to me.

Julaine Lofquist-Birch said...

That song also got to me when Bette Midler sang it in the movie "Beaches" - I used to sing it to my son while in the rocking chair, when he was a baby, almost 17 years ago...