I’m with Sweet Mama again for our monthly visit. After several weeks of scrambling my brain over promotional campaigns and straining it further trying to catch up with my bookkeeping, a visit with her is like a reprieve.
Not that she doesn’t have things for me to do–of course she does. This once highly independent woman now has macular degeneration, bum knees, a bad back, and COPD, so she can’t do much more than watch TV and call to tell me the jokes she’s heard. Helpers come from a variety of places, but some things aren’t to be done by folks outside the family, so I usually have a list waiting for me.
Her favorite activity these days is going out to eat, so I’m well rewarded. But I’d be well rewarded anyway. She’s so thankful for everything I do for her, which amazes me. It’s the other way around–I’m so thankful for everything she’s done for me!
I imagine most folks feel the same about their mothers–our toughest critics and most fervent cheerleaders, the women who collect our tears and our smiles in their hearts. I hurt for those who’ve never felt a mother’s love, and I hurt for those who’ve lost their mothers, because there really is nothing that compares, no satisfactory substitute.
So, if you’re looking for me this week, I’m replenishing my stock of Mama love. See ya Friday.
Give Mom a hug from me. I love the relationship you have with your Mom and your willingness to share it.
I’m in the same place of doing for my Mom and Dad. Mom has Macular Degeneration as well. When she asked to see my Kindle and found out the words could be made huge she bought her own and has now read 301 books. We have a ritual where I archive all the books she read based on a list of titles she finished, Then together we go on her giant screen computer and pick out new books for her to enjoy.Then I organize them on her kindle so an unread ones are in line beofre the new ones. She and my Dad love to go out to eat. It’s away of getting out of the house without over-exerting themselves and enjoying the ompany of family.
We tried my Kindle. I have a Kindle Fire, but it didn’t do well enough for her. She used to be an avid reader, so it was sad she couldn’t make out the words.
You’ve been hard at work for the last month. You totally deserve a break!
We think so too! 🙂