School’s out Friday

You know, sometimes you plan to get things done and then life just gets in the way.

It did last night as I was thinking about posting School’s out Friday. My Mum had an ‘episode’ and after calling an ambulance and spending the night at the hospital we found out she’d had a mild stroke. She’s OK, and needs to have some follow up tests, but she has no permanent damage.  

Moments like those are wake up calls; I have been so busy and haven’t given Mum the time she needs of late. Facing the mortality of your parents is confronting and makes you reassess things. I’m thankful we’ve had this chance to realise there’s a problem and hopefully something can be done to ensure we avoid further problems.   

So, time for listening to a song that makes me feel good about things. Love the music, love the lyrics, love everything about it.  It’s Jason Mraz singing ‘I’m yours’. ( and thanks go to Carolyn Wojtera on Twitter who helped me out when I couldn’t remember the artist or name of the song!)  

Enjoy.  Hope the weekend treats you well.

16 Replies to “School’s out Friday”

  1. Jenny, I’m sorry to hear this…keeping you and your mother in our thoughts here. Important reminders, you are so right.

  2. I agree, we get busy and forget to make time for family. My dad went to doctor yesterday and found out he may have congestive heart failure. Won’t know until Monday, but I am glad that I live close and see him often. I pray your mother gets better soon.

  3. Sorry to hear about your mother’s stroke. As you say, it is too easy to put off things, saying you’ll go next weekend etc. I have to also take time to remember that my parents are getting older. I was luck that 3 my grandparents lived long lives but I must remember not take it for granted that my parents will be so lucky. I hope everything goes well for your mother and your family.
    I too love this Jason Mraz song. I often listen to it as I drive back to Camperdown, where my parents live.

  4. Thank you so much to everyone who has left a comment and shared their concern for my Mum. She is very touched by your kind words and wanted me to pass that onto you.

    Jenny 🙂

  5. Hi Jenny,
    I have just found you on Twitter and your blog only to read about your Mum!!!OMG
    Can’t believe it….glad to hear she has no permanent damage…syill must have given you all a fright….Mick will ring his Mum tonight.
    Give her our love too XX

  6. Every now and then we get these little reminders about the mortality of those we too often presume will be there forever. Fortunately it appears things are okay this time. Even better is that you were there to help get through the experience. A few years back my mother had a similar experience and is now as strong as ever. Given time though I have to admit I have slipped back into old ways taking both my parents’ longevity a bit for granted. Thanks for the reminder 🙂 and best wishes to your mum.

    1. Thanks John. Mum will appreciate your good wishes. She was very touched when I told her messages were being relayed through this blog. See you at the SLAV conference.

  7. Sorry to hear about your Mum. Glad to hear that she will be Ok. You are so lucky to have an opportunity to spend further time with her. I know from experience that this is not always possible. Makes us rethink priorities and the importance of family. Praayers and blessings with you all.


  8. Hey Jenny, How’s your Mum doing now? Is she still in hospital?
    Did you manage to register for the 3 days live feed from World Internet Summit on the Gold Coast last weekend? We learned so much, just amazing!

    1. Mum is OK – just a few more tests needed. Didn’t get a chance to get to the summit. Was busy planning a conference presentation!

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