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.