She is a light. A beacon of hope in a dark, dark place. She has taught us how to love, and continues to teach us how to live even in the most despairing of times. I smile because when I look in her eyes we both know where she has been and we both know where she is going one day. I cry because she is the greatest woman I have ever known and does not deserve the suffering which has been put upon her.
She is strong still, yet so weak. She is happy, yet sometimes sad at the thought of not seeing her grandchildren grow up. In the midst of this storm, she is selfless. When confined to a bed, she is watching the clock and making sure I know the time and pick my babies up early. When she cannot go on vacation, she says she wants nothing more than for us to have a great trip and to send her pictures until we get back. She is a loving wife, and still bosses her loving husband around every chance she gets... 22 wonderful years later! She laughs even now, when breathing sometimes seems to be a struggle. She is a teacher that cannot move or speak, and that is what makes her light shine so bright. How is that even possible?! She is a woman of God and whether here or in heaven she will be healed.
She likes the saying “Always Make Time”, and now more than ever we are doing just that. I don’t rush my family as much, try not to be on the phone all of the time, and make a special effort to be in the moment. Heaven doesn’t care about Snapchat... and neither do my kids for that matter! Although, the occasional panda picture with the “pretty” filter is just necessary.
Most people in my position would say “go hug your mother and hold her tight” (which is never bad advice... please do that too), but I would say to love your people and let them know it.... all of them, not just your Mama! Don’t sweat the small stuff and ALWAYS MAKE TIME.
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