Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Physical therapist: 'I'm amazed'

That's a direct quote. The PT lady set Mama ER up on the side of the bed late this morning, and Mama ER just sat right there all on her own.

Not the happiest mama in the world, but not despondent. She wants to get better -- and that is most of the battle, I think.

Good news, indeed.

"I'm amazed" -- she wasn't kidding. She expected Mama ER to be a limp rag. No way.

Made me think of "Maybe I'm Amazed" -- you know, Paul McCartney.

But then I thought of "Amazing," by Aerosmith -- truly a great gospel song if there ever was one.


I kept the right ones out
And let the wrong ones in
Had an angel of mercy to see me through all my sins
There were times in my life
When I was goin' insane
Tryin' to walk through
The pain
When I lost my grip
And I hit the floor
Yeah, I thought I could leave but couldn't get out the door
I was so sick and tired
Of a livin' a lie
I was wishin' that I
Would die

It's Amazing
With the blink of an eye you finally see the light
It's Amazing
When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright
It's Amazing
And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight

That one last shot's a Permanent Vacation
And how high can you fly with broken wings?
Life's a journey not a destination
And I just can't tell just what tomorrow brings

You have to learn to crawl
Before you learn to walk
But I just couldn't liten to all that righteous talk
I was out on the street,
Just a tryin' to survive


Wow, I had never listened to what that song said before. You are right about Mama ER, the fact that she wants to get better says volumes about her prognosis. Did anyone ever tell you what a good son you are? She would, if she could. Someday she will.
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