Mama Ewok recently had surgery on her knee and ended up with a total knee replacement. It's been about 5 weeks now and she isn't moving at all the way she wishes she was. She has always been active and very busy, so this forced inactivity is very hard for her.
Background- when I was growing up, we went through the motions of being christians (Lutherans). We went to church every sunday, attended sunday school, bible school for a week during the summer, observed all the holidays, first communion, confirmation, prayed before supper during the school year and lunch and supper during the summer. When I was little she would come down to my bedroom, sit on my bed and pray the "Now I lay me down to sleep prayer" and then we would visit.
That was pretty much it. We didn't spend really any time talking about god and we didn't pepper our conversation with "What would jesus do" questions or "The lord is leading me to..." or "The lord is testing me".
But in the last few years, her conversations have begun to include those types of phrases. *sigh*
She also has taken to saying "Well that's why God invented XYZ". Now that one really drives me batshit. God didn't invent anything. ARGH! Sorry.
What really drives me wonky is when she gives the lord credit for decisions I encouraged her to make, or things I have done to help her. One time I even said, "Don't thank god, Mom, that one was me. He didn't have a thing to do with it!"
Mama Ewok just found out she has a blood clot in her leg. She has to go back to almost no activity, blood thinners, etc... until the clot dissolves. This is not good. She has been going a little bonkers with all the forced in-activity. And it looks like the recovery time is now at about 3 months.
Tonight she sent me this e-mail [snip]... well i guess the good lord said hey Mama Ewok you have to slow down ...
I have just been ignoring these types of comments, but it is getting harder.
I wonder if she would work harder at making the life she has now on earth happier if she wasn't counting on their being a heaven to reward her for all of her sacrifices.