This is Mother's Day, May 13, 2012. I wanted to post something different. My last post was about my mom being placed in a nursing home one year ago. This post is current. I will go back to where I left off on my next post.
Today I spoke to my mom on the phone and I told her Happy Mother's Day! She said, thank you, same to you! I was happy that she remembered that I am a mom, and I have kids. I asked her if she got the Mother's Day card I sent her. It's one of those musical cards that when you open it up it plays 'You Are My Sunshine'. She was sitting on a bench in the sunroom and she started singing the song, to which I sang right along with her. She was just belting out the words and she knew every last one, too. It sure put a smile on my face.
I am not able to see my mom today but I was with her just a couple of weeks ago. She asked me if I was coming over because she didn't want to be there alone. Usually I remind her that I don't live close by anymore but I will be there real soon. This time I told her I would be there. Why not give her a happy moment? It makes her feel good, and she won't remember anyway. I know some of my sisters were going to go see her today, so she won't be alone.
The "Wind Beneath My Wings" song makes me think of my mom. She made so many sacrifices in her life for her daughters and grandchildren. My sister had the words to this song embroidered and placed in a frame that hung on Mom's living room wall for years. I will forever be grateful for what she has done for us. She is my hero, she is the wind beneath my wings. I love you, Mom!