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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

I have, truthfully, the most wonderful parents in the world. And Bob would agree. Pre-stroke, he called my parents "mom and dad" and now he calls them, for some aphasic reason, "grandma and grandpa".

My parents have been pretty much our sole support since this awful stroke, even though they reside 1400 miles away. When Bob was hospitalized, they flew here and stayed an entire month until Bob was finally discharged from ICU. Since then, they've been back to visit twice and call us every single day to "check in" and make sure we are all right. They have helped us through all of this both financially and emotionally.  Honestly, I don't know how we would have survived without them.

My Mom and yes, that little munchkin is me.
But right now, I feel like a total heel because here it is Mother's Day and I completely forgot to buy my mom a card! Of course, I realized this a couple of days ago and but then it was too late.

Chalk it up to my frazzled, overwhelmed, chaotic caregiving world. And my inability to even get to the store more than once or twice monthly (when, God love her, my friend Chris can sit with Bob) because I cannot afford to hire someone to sit with Bob. But those are just excuses. Albeit good ones.

So Mom, sorry about the card. But consider this post your Mother's Day gift. For you are truly the best and most beautiful mother in the world. And we both appreciate all you have done for us and continue to do. And I love you, very much!


With Lots of Love 

Bob & Me 
& your four-legged grandkids!


Anonymous said...

Hi Diane
What a great post to your Mom!! I know they have & always will be there for you guys. They are both so great, Love them too.
I enjoy reading your posts. Sometimes I forget a day or 2. Then I have more to read. You take care. Love Neta

Barb Polan said...

Of course she doesn't mind about the card; she knows everything.

J.L. Murphey said...


You've just announced to the world how special your mom is to you. You even put in an extra large fonts to yell it from the roof tops.

If anyone truly understands what you are going through, it is her. Mothers have this thing called unconditional love for their young'ens.