Sunday, May 13, 2012
Blog 32: My Mom is the Wind Beneath My Wings
This is Mother's Day, May 13, 2012, and I wanted to post something different, something special for my mom. 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. She said she wasn't sure if she got it, but I asked one of the staff and they said she did. 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 outside of her room 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 knew then that she most likely had been looking at the card, over and over again, because that's what she does.
I am not able to see my mom today, sadly, 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 come over. 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 so much, Mom!