Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

Birthday phone call to mom who has mild to getting worse dementia:

Happy Birthday Mom! How old are you this year? (testing her memory)
I'm 69.

How old are you?

I'm 38.

Wow, time really travels doesn't it?

I just have to find the humor in it.

My heart always belonged to my dad, but it was my mom who was the rock of the family. My mom who was always different than the other women in the holler and taught us to be different as well. My mom who always taught us to dream and set goals, and never just settle for status quo.

My dad taught me to mom taught me to persevere.

My mom who is now completely dependent on us to take care of her. Thank God we were taught both.

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