Saturday, February 21, 2015

A New Twist in the Road We're Walking

The cruel disease is progressing, 
taking my mother, and leaving someone who looks like her...
Such a fine line, a narrow stretch of road in this journey-
allowing independence, yet protecting 

God has blessed me with patience when I'm with her,
answering the same questions, 
finding helpful strategies.
I reassure her that we are on this journey together, and that I love her.

the tears come later...
such painful missing
feeling alone

Yet the sun comes up each new day,
and I'm thankful for the opportunity to honor my mother...
answering the same questions,
finding helpful strategies,
reassuring her,
and loving her.