MOMI MUSINGS| EAT LOVE PRAY & anything in between

Sep 24, 2016 | Love, Only Berlin

Warning:  Extremely emotional because I am emotional.  EAT LOVE PRAY and anything in between was written nearly five years ago.  It was the time when my Second Son fell from a monkey bar and had two operations to correct his broken bones.  He is now in grade 7 and very much into basketball.  He still has the long stitches in his right hand to remind us of that unfaithful day.

LIVE.  

We’re back.  Not in the same room, though.  But we deal with the same people again we met a week ago — nurses, doctors, and even the elderly.  By now, they all know Second son’s name. No more “What happened to him and he fell from a monkey bar” exchange of info.

eat love pray

Eat Love Pray

PRAY.  

This time as well, we get to pray HARDER for a successful operation.

And indeed, after four hours on the operating table, a call announces second son now safely recuperating in the recovery room.

eat love pray

Eat Love Pray

CRY.  

In the recovery room — and for the second time — second son cries.  Even harder.  No doubt, he must be feeling the cold metal inside him.  Three narrow pins of the same size as that of a regular pencil.

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Eat Love Pray

LOVE.  

Though I have been in a recovery room seven times, I am still not used to staying there.  It smells of stillness. The room looks too clean.  No chaos. Only long, long hours of long waiting. But I feel my son.  I feel love.  And I know he feels the same way, too, despite the hurt.

Eat Love Pray

Eat Love Pray

EAT.  

After three long hours of long wait (that’s how I would describe the long wait), we finally got clearance to return to second son’s room. My eight-year-old boy spends his day sleeping.  After 23 hours and 30 minutes of no meal, finally, he agrees to eat.

Then he sleeps again.  Moans a few times.  And keeps silent when awake.

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On the third day, he requests to be home.  He misses his kuya and his toys.  Doctor approves of our request.  We will be back on Tuesday morning for a check up and dressing.

READ.  

At home, Second son reads a lot.  He plays a little.  Watches Spongebob for a while.  Then reads again.

Eat Love Pray

Eat Love Pray

LIVE again.  

He also practices writing with his left hand.  He eats with his left hand.  He picks his book with his left hand. He sometimes reaches for his things with his feet.

EAT LOVE PRAY & anything in between

Second son is ready for school tomorrow.  He sleeps beside me now.  But before he closes his eyes, he PRAYS.  I brush off a tear from the side of his eyes.  He must be hurting thus he CRIES in his sleep.  But deep inside, I am confident that he feels my LOVE.  And life is worth living despite the many hurts and anything in between EAT, LOVE, and PRAY.

 

25 Comments

  1. Johna

    Omyyyyy. What an incredibly difficult situation to be. Thank Goodness his okay now though. He must’ve been so strong and so were you. Pray indeed <3 helps so much.

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    • momiberlin

      He is indeed a brave boy. His motto is never give up 🙂

      Reply
  2. Veeyah

    Such a warming post about what your son went through and your emotions throughout the process. Thank God he is recovering quick. The “Manga Messiah” comic reminded me of my own copy. 🙂 I loved reading that.

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    • momiberlin

      Thank you. Yes, even this momi loves the Manga series. The boys have a complete set of Manga and they keep on reading and reading them. Ihihi

      Reply
  3. Laveena Sengar

    This really touched my heart. It in fact would have been a very difficult situation to be in but very brave of him and of course.

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    • momiberlin

      Yes, i find him very brave. He was able to face it courageously.

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    • momiberlin

      Thank you.

      Reply
  4. Mommy Queenelizabeth

    Your son is brave and so are you. Im so sorry to hear about what happened. It must be really a difficult situation and i feel you by reading this post. If i were on that situation as a mom i would’ve cried a whole lot more and forgot about eating. It is really stressful when kids are sick. Glad that he is okey now.. Prayers.. 🙂

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    • momiberlin

      Thank you. Yes, he is now very much ok. Yup, remember that it was during that time that i was really so payat. i sometimes did not eat and just looked after him.

      Reply
  5. Malaika Fernandes

    More power to him and you for staying calm in a difficult situation like this. Hope he is better now

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    • momiberlin

      He is very much in good health. Thank you for the warm wishes and nice words.

      Reply
  6. Kylie

    Wow! What a gripping post, I couldn’t help but read every word. It’s so well written. You can tell it was written from the heart.

    I’m so grateful to hear you and your family are safe and getting better.

    My prayers go out to you and your son! x

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    • momiberlin

      Thank you for the prayers. You as well are in our prayers. 🙂

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    • momiberlin

      Haha. Yes, the superheroes. And from the Philippines, we send to you our warmest thank you.

      Reply
  7. Ferna

    I’m glad to hear second son is now well and starting to be active again. I thought I won’t be emotional right after your first words. You’ve written this with all your heart, and it must have been hard to compose those words given the recent happening of the second son. I hope when he gets back on Tuesday all will be ok.

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    • momiberlin

      This happened five years ago and he is all well and active again. Thank you for the warm wishes and hopes.

      Reply
  8. Maria

    Wow. It’s such a dismay to read that your son fell from the monkey bars. However, I admire that he continued to live and start living again. By being active and going back to his activities. Whenever I feel like crying, I eat but if ever eating doesn’t help, I lift whatever I’m feeling and just pray. I hope he’s look back on that day and say, I’m a survivor!

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    • momiberlin

      He is indeed a survivor. He is very much active now in school. He also plays basketball. He seems to forgot about the incident.

      Reply
  9. Tamshuk

    Such a touching post. I cannot imagine what you must have gone through as parents to see your kid in pain. As a family I am sure you all came out stronger after this. It is great to know that he is fit and fine now

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    • momiberlin

      Yes, he is fit and fine now. Thank you as well. After that incident, we learned to not play with the monkey bar anymore. Hehe, but seriously, we learned that we could always stand up after each fall and face challenges if we are together as a family.

      Reply
  10. Kati Balayan

    Your son is so brave and so are you. I guess motherhood does that to you, make you a stronger braver person for your kids. I have 3 now and I can not imagine how I’ll feel or react should they find ourselves in the same situations as yours. You have handled it well. 🙂

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    • momiberlin

      Thank you. It has been years and he was able to manage the hurt and the adjustments pretty well.

      Reply
  11. Zwitsy

    I thought that you’ve gone through the same dilemma again. But anyhow, good thing that it happened some years ago. I am pretty sure that it’s really a tough situation to deal with particularly to your son that he needs to adjust to everything including to writing. Anyhow, what’s important is you guys overcame with that case. and that you guys are there for him.

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    • momiberlin

      Yes, this was five years ago. Just thought of documenting it so I could somehow remember what happened before and what were our emotions then.

      Reply

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