Saturday, October 26, 2013

Crave

 It's interesting-- the foods people crave when they're not allowed to eat-- Like my mom who's still in the hospital (29 days and counting) and on a diet limited to chicken broth, cream of wheat, and Jello. 

When the time came for a more substantial meal, her very first request was a Dairy Queen chocolate milkshake with whipped cream and a cherry on top.  I literally ran out of the hospital and into a hail/snow/sleet/thunderstorm to get her one on Thursday.


And in the blink of an eye it was totally consumed leaving a smile on Mom's face (for the first time in a very long time) as she practically purred the word "Delicious!"


What would you crave?

PS  I was in Ohio again all this past week and I'm heading there again on Friday so I'll be scarce in these parts for a while.  Please keep Mom in your prayers for healing and strength.

Welcome to www.TheFiftyFactor.com  -  Joanna Jenkins

39 comments:

Ami said...

Sending good thoughts for your mom. My mom just had surgery last week. I lost a lot of sleep worrying over her. She's special. As all moms are. :)

Awesome that you were able to be the one who brought her the milkshake!!

:)

And safe travels back and forth.
(((hugs)))

BLOGitse said...

Your mom did like me when I had a surgery when 7 yrs old.
All the best to your mom!

Dorothy said...

Glad she's feeling better and well enoug to truly enjoy the milkshake!

Terri Buster said...

Prayers sent for you mom, and YEAH, I would totally go for a shake after a month of icky chicken broth!

Mari said...

That's far too long for anything good. Glad you made her happy!
Praying for your mom.

Brian Miller said...

hey, sorry your mom is still in the hospital....that she can have more substantial food is encouraging...i would def be down with a milkshake...

Paula Wooters said...

Well, now I'm craving a milkshake, too! Sending healing thoughts to your mom, Joanna!

Jeanie said...

I hope that being allowed the milkshake means that your mom is getting better. I know that smile on her face was a joy to you.
When Doc was in the hospital last month and had a limited diet for a while the first thing he asked for was Raisin Bran with a banana.
I will pray for comfort and healing for your mom.

Christine said...

Best wishes to your mom. You did a good thing with the milkshake!

Jeanie said...

That's what my dad wanted! Not necessarily Dairy Queen, but a chocolate milkshake. He loved them and this post reminds me so.

Sending many prayers for your mom. Safe travels.

Jeanie said...

That's what my dad wanted! Not necessarily Dairy Queen, but a chocolate milkshake. He loved them and this post reminds me so.

Sending many prayers for your mom. Safe travels.

Lauren said...

Sending healing vibes to you and your mom. Hope you got yourself a shake too! Don't forget to take car of YOU!
LOVE U! xoxo

Fireblossom said...

Oreos. I used to eat them by the bagful.

Tom Sightings said...

All positive thoughts for your mom -- plus, the milk, the chocolate, the cream, the cherry ... all that stuff is good for you!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh, yeah. Ice cream. And bacon.
Your mom--will pray for her--glad she finally got to eat something besides the hospital food.

bill lisleman said...

Not only was the milkshake good but the personal delivery was unbeatable.
Wishing the best for your mom and your whole family.

Mike said...

I often crave Ben and Jerry's choc chip cookie dough. I am praying for your mother!

Terra said...

For me: Dark chocolate. Strawberries. Your mom's choice sounds delicious, and I pray she is healing fully.

DJan said...

I would have rushed to get one for my mom, too. But she has been gone so long I cannot even remember what she liked. I myself would have to have some kind of ice cream with chunky things in it. :-)

Ms Sparrow said...

A chocolate malt after eating Cream of Wheat for a month? That wouod be sheer heaven!

DJan said...

Hoping to hear good things soon... sending you thoughts of healing.

Mocadeaux said...

Sending prayers for your mom and hugs for you!
I had a similar situation in Boston last spring when my sister had brain surgery. She found out at 6pm that her surgery had to be postponed a day because the doctor had an emergency case. That meant she could eat dinner and not fast that night. She had a craving for a big, juicy hamburger. I was out the hospital door and on the T heading to Five Guys before she could finish her request! I'm sure you felt the same way - just glad you could do something to make the patient happy!

Marie said...

Chocolate milkshake is a very understandable craving. In fact I think there are less hours in the day when I'm not craving one but that could just be me. Hope your mum is on the mend soon. :)

Tammy said...

Your Mom is most certainly in our prayers and I hope she gets to enjoy many more DQ Milkshakes. Hugs!!

Holly said...

I would crave the chance to hold your hand and give you a hug.

Joanna M said...

Keeping your mom in my thoughts and prayers.

Nita Davis said...

Prayers and positive vibes being sent your mom's way. After the diet she has been on I can only imagine how heavenly that shake tasted.

Chris H said...

I'd be saying 'Delicious' too if I'd been restricted to chicken broth, cream of wheat and jello for that long!
Heck, I would have faded away... now there's a thought on how to lose some weight!
I hope your Mum continues to improve and expand her food choices.

Hilary said...

Look after your mom and don't forget to care for your own self while you're at it. I hope you enjoyed a DQ treat also.

Barbara Shallue said...

Joanna, I've been out of touch for awhile, dealing with issues concerning my own parents and a new career, so I wasn't aware of yours with your mom. I'll be keeping both of you in my prayers!

CiCi said...

So glad your mom could enjoy the milk shake. You are a sweet daughter.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I crave all the wrong things - crisps, peanuts and Pringles!!! They ALL should be banned LOL.
Sorry your Mom is in hospital and also sorry you have been having health problems.
Love and best wishes ~ Eddie x

Unknown Mami said...

Yay for the smile on your mother's face. Hugs to you!

Barb said...

Praying your Mom gets to go home soon. My first request would be for strawberry shortcake.
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Cathy Clementz said...

I would probably have craved the same thing!!! Prayers for your Mom!

Anita said...

Hello JJ, I hope and pray that your Mom has improved. I know how she felt drinking the DQ milkshake. Today I had Dutch Apple Pie a la mode. It tasted SO good!

I hope you'll be able to get back to posting soon.

ps. I read this post a while back on my iPhone and possibly tried to comment. You may have another comment from me lurking somewhere. :)

Secret Agent Woman said...

You can't go far wrong with a chocolate shake!

Suldog said...

Given a time deprived of my favorite foods? I think my first request would be for spaghetti and meat sauce from a restaurant (The Pleasant Cafe, in Roslindale, MA) that I've been going to, off and on, for fifty years. Also some of their pizza (best in Boston, IMHO.)

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I generally give into things I really crave. The exception these days is a nice cold beer. Maybe I should try it, however, alcohol is contraindicated with my meds. Dianne