Mom is home

After a week of being in the hospital,  my mom is back home with us. She was discharged yesterday after her tests came out negative.


We are still watching her very closely. She will continue to see her doctors regularly and soon she will be wearing a heart monitor device so the doctors can keep track of her heart.


Without going into the details of it all, last week was stressful and scary for us. The images in my head of me holding my mom’s head while she was on the floor unconscious for several seconds, will stay with me forever. It is a daughter’s nightmare to see your mother go thru that.


Her condition will be medically managed thru medicine that she has to take everyday.

We are taking it day by day and we pray that the worst is over and hope that her health continues to improve.


I think my mom is still young to be going thru this. She was the youngest patient in the ICU and her nurses were older than her. But she lived a very stressful life and didn’t take care of her health or herself until several years ago. You can’t undo years of damage, but you can take small steps to better your health and your life in general. She understands that now and she is doing everything now to take care of her heart.

We have a lot of fun things planned for the rest of the year with her, my wedding, traveling outside the country afterwards and many many more.


This morning, I made her a huge bowl of hot oats. She didn’t like the hospital food and was missing our normal breakfast at home.

I made two identical oatmeal bowls for me and her.

Hot bowl of oats with mashed banana mixed in, a tablespoon of soy protein powder and chia seeds on top.


I don’t know about you, but when I think of being home, I think about eating a delicious warm breakfast first thing in the morning.


Chi, chi, chi, chia goodness. Mom ate the whole bowl and loved it.


  Before breakfast, I woke up extra early to get my workout done. Pre-breakfast was half a banana stuffed with peanut butter.


I covered 5 miles jogging around the neighborhood. I love that moment in the morning when the grass still has its morning dew, the birds are chirping, it’s quiet and the neighborhood is still sleeping.

So peaceful and all you can hear is the rhythm of your own breath while running. I don’t get too many mornings  like that, but today reminded me how much I love it.

Lots of work to do today. I have a lot of catching up with wedding planning (I took last week off) and need to respond to vendors ASAP.

A few wedding related stuff were delivered last week, I just had the chance to open them.

These Do-Not-Disturb signs are for our guests to use the morning after the wedding.

Wedding_Do Not Disturb

Some tote bags for the trip.

Wedding_tote bags

For my sister, my MOH.


Thanks for everyone’s thoughts and prayers and comments from the last week. I really appreciate everything.


  1. Lea- Glad to hear that your Mom is home. I hope she feels better soon! My thoughts are with your family right now.

  2. So glad that your Mom is back Lea! You sound like her angel 😉

  3. aw, glad mom is out! hope she gets better soon! 🙂 now i really want a banana with pb!

  4. Wonderful news about your mom! Please give her my best regards. : )

  5. SO glad to hear your Mom is home!!! That is fantastic news. And what a sweet daughter you are to make her such an awesome first breakfast back at home. Glad you got in the run. LOVE the do not disturb signs- too cute.

  6. I have been thinking about you and your mom A LOT. Glad she is home, still praying for you guys!

    • Thank you for thinking of us, that is really sweet of you. Momma B. surprised me when I received her sweet and very thoughtful email. You and your mom are both so kind. Thanks for the support.

  7. I’ve been praying for and thinking about you guys all week!!!
    Hope your mom continues to do better!!!

  8. so glad to hear your mom is back home! praying for continued recovery and strength for all of you!

  9. Glad to hear to mom is home, hope she gets better soon. Will definitely keep her in my prayers 🙂

  10. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    HEy Lea,

    so happy to hear that your mom is back home and is doing well, that is great news.

    Your mom must be so proud to have a daughter to take care of her and show her ways to better her health.

    Praying for her God sped recovery and more.


    • Annette, thank you and thanks for always leaving me such thoughtful words. I always enjoy your comment and love the news you left me about you and the ex-hubby getting back together. I love your story….never give up on love and never stop fighting for what’s important to you right? These are advice I received before and you made me think of them when I read your comment.

      • Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

        I totally agree that was the first thing I said to him that I was never going to give up on us and I was going to fight for our relationship..

        Thanks for saying that it just confirms!


        Lea ❤

  11. those oatmeals look amazing!!!

  12. I’m so glad your mom is back home and doing well – such wonderful news! And beautiful pictures. 🙂

  13. I’m SO glad that your mom is back!!! 😀 I always enjoy spending time with my mom. I love her so much! 🙂

    • I am constantly reminded to never take for granted the time we have with our loved ones. I love hearing about mother+daughter bond, it is so special. I’m glad that you are close to your mom.

  14. Natalie says:

    Glad your mom is ok! =)

  15. Hey love,

    I am so sorry to hear what hapened with your mom, but am so happy she is better and has a amazing daughter like you to take care of her, that means a lot, there are kids out there who do not care about their parents, especially when their parents are older, and its sad, they forget who brought them into this world and who took care and raised them their whole childhood, its nice to see you are so good to your mom : )

    I am sorry I did not know this happened, and I am sending love to you and your mom : )

    I love the wedding stuff you got! Your sis is going to LOVE that hat! so cute! Perfect too for a beach wedding for her to wear after or whatever ; )

    Your birthday is almost here! I bet your excited for that!

    Love ya and always here if you need to chat! xoxo

    • hey girly…thank you and no worries. Thanks for the constant support and for always sending love my way.

      Yup, birthday week is coming up. I’m excited to celebrate mah birthday

  16. This is SUCH good news! I am so happy that your mom is okay! I was really worried for you. 🙂 You are such a great daughter taking care of your mom and making sure that she is okay. I’m sure she appreciates everything that you are doing for her. 🙂

  17. Glad to hear that your mom is out of the hospital! It definitely comes with getting older… I’m just glad I live so close to my parents, and I see them often.

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