Sunday, October 10, 2010
A letter for mom
I'm just so sad...even though you've been gone from us for years due to dementia and our criminal healthcare system, watching you slip away forever makes my heart feel as though it is swollen and ready to burst. You have been through so much. Why do you have to go through this now?
I think back to when I was a little girl...you were my world. It amazes me how you never once turned me down on the request to go outside to play. For some reason the memory of our playing kickball popped up in my mind...there were probably a hundred other things you could have been doing but every evening after dinner, you would go outside with me and we would play.
I was never athletic but it was during those play sessions that I could be. It was safe for me to try and you always made me feel as though I was so good at that silly game.
Mom, I'm so sorry for how hard life has been for you. And, I'm so sorry for the pain you are going through now.
I love you,