I know I’m late getting this post out – just so dang busy…
I will not be spending Mother’s Day with my mom – she just lives too far away, so flowers & a card with a phone call will have to suffice (no candy – more on that below).
This may be my mother’s last Mother’s Day. She is in the end stages of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and the disease has progressed to the point that nothing can be done. She is on oxygen 24-hours a day, and under constant pain medication. The medication has screwed up her sense of taste and smell, which is a blow to her since she has always enjoyed her chocolate and the flowers in the garden. She still has my dad with her, and their dog is a constant companion to her. It could be worse, but it could definitely be better.
While we have had our differences throughout the years, and words less than civilized have passed between us, there is always one constant:
I love you, Mom.