Monday, September 10, 2012

My interesting life as a mother

God certainly keeps my life interesting. Some day, perhaps I'll write about it! Ha! I already do - but perhaps in more detail later on. Maybe when I have time. :)

Just a tiny update for now - just got the youngest duckling to her out-of-state college for her senior year. How did that happen? I wonder. Not the getting her there part, but rather, her getting to this point in life--already! 

My hubby is home from the hospital after major surgery. I am his nurse. :) Well, the "real" nurse visits as well as the physical therapist. I'm doing my writing in between his care.

Another daughter whom I mentioned in another post just went abroad to volunteer in a remote region. She's been gone about ten days so far and will be away for about six months. God bless her heart. She is a brave young woman. She experienced an "eye lock" with Blessed Mother Teresa twenty-five-years ago. I'm loving watching how her life unfolds in ministry to others.

Today, on the Missionaries of Charity Inspiration day (a special day commemorating Blessed Mother Teresa’s “call within a call” from Jesus to take care of the poorest of the poor), my daughter wrote a long email update to our family. I'll share just a little. She described a meal she ate and said: 

They made lunch. it's Palaung food (their ethnic group in burma from the north near china). I have to say, ive never had anything like it. it was rice and some  twig-like stuff. while i was eating it i thought, wow, this sort of tastes like twigs and leaves. and then i asked what it was and they said "some twigs from the forest in burma" so i guess i was right. it was really spicy so i sort of awkwardly sat there wiping my nose and eyes the whole time and tried not to choke. 
 She also said,
i bought some things for my apartment yesterday. sugar, corn flakes, a rice cooker, soy milk. forgot toilet paper. my bathroom at home doesnt have a flusher. you basically dump water in the toilet and somehow it sort of flushes. at work its a hole in the ground outside. i have to be careful not to have the swarm of mosquitos bite my butt and give me malaria. lots of obstacles here.

This video is of a local market.

I'm not sure whether I should laugh or be worried. But, seriously, I try not to ever worry and I do keep a constant prayer vigil going for her and for all of the "kids." Trust me, Jesus, Mary, and the saints in heaven hear from me constantly. 


Helenrr said...

Will keep you all in prayer, especially your dd far, far away. :) My nieces and nephew did that as well. What life building experiences! My dd took me to a Burmese restaurant in San Francisco. It was very good! No sticks though :) We had to wait an hour plus to get in to eat it is that popular. It's ok, we went and were amazed at the variety of fish at a fish store (to put in tanks, not eat) and browsed some books stores :) Blessings!

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thanks so much for your prayers! yes, so true, life building experiences - never a dull moment around here. :)

Blessings to you too!

Woodeene said...

It's hard to let our children go into their own lives, but it's what we are called to do if they are to find their own life mission.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Yes, it truly is, Woodeene. It's bittersweet. And I wholeheartedly agree with you about letting them go to spread their wings and find their heart's mission.