When my phone rings and I look down and see it’s the nursing home calling, I hold my breath. You never know what you’re about to hear. I appreciate that the first words are always, “Hi this is ____ from the nursing home, and this is not an emergency.” Wheeeeeeeew. I can exhale.
The voice on the other line said, “I have to tell you something funny your mom just said. She had us all laughing.” Mom was hanging out at the nurse’s station after dinner.
Someone asked her, “Kathy, is it true you used to be a judge?”
“Why did you want to be a judge, Kathy?”
“If you met my family you’d understand.”
“What does that mean, Kathy?”
“Trust me. If you met my family you’d understand.”
I love it. It’s so true. My poor mom has been through so much. And for all that she has put others through, I know she’s been through so much more. And she has her spunk and resiliency. That’s what I love most about her. Her resiliency.
Matt, I was so thrilled to find this page, I had been trying to find you and Joey for some time now, I would love to go and see your mom. I cried through most of the posts, and laughed as well. I know how hard this is for you and joey but you Really need to be commended for all the love and care I can see that you are giving, and know that you wouldn’t settle for anything less. I’d love to be able to talk to and see you as well. I’m not sure how much I could do to help from Charleston, but I will do all in my power to be there in any way I can, please email or call me. I love your mom and you boys. email@example.com or 704-877-9898 Yvonne