Good day, Friends,
I believe this naughty cold is packing its bags. I’m feeling much better today, and I’d like to thank all of you for your kind wishes.
The other evening when I was feeling all stuffy, achy, and generally not so good, I texted my sister, Denise, with a “iiingh… mommy…” And though I meant to add some humor to the situation, in a way that’s how I really felt..I wanted my mommy, even at this ripe age.
My sister understood because, though our dear mother’s been in a home for a quite a few years now, we both miss the way she used to be very much. The first thing she would say when I had a cold was ‘keep gargling with salt water, dear”, and remembering that in my less than perky situation, I also couldn’t help but remember her tender loving care throughout the years.
Denise texted me back with this lovely comment that I’d like to share with you now. I thought her sentiment was perfectly put.
“There is never one so compassionate for us all – as our mommy.
There is never one..who never rolls her eyes when we call, or show up at her door – as our mother”. Denise Palermo
For those of you who still have your mothers, embrace the slight faults with the good…because one day you’ll only remember the good, and you’ll wish she was there with you again, even with her slight faults.
Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane…and until next time may happy AND HEALTHY days abound!
Image above is a detail from the “Get Well” painting from The Knittington Fairies series by Marianne Coyne