When you find an old blog, February 22, 2013,
and it makes your heart hurt with pride;
reposting is necessary.
In just five minutes. Tell me all about what your mama did that made her yours….
my mama took care
when we were small
mama took care of us
Mondays she washed our clothes
Tuesdays she ironed
Wednesdays she mended
I don’t remember if she had a special task for the other days
she once said, “I really enjoy caring for my family.’
dinner was ready the minute daddy came home
as we grew older she continued to care
a tape measure was taken to the thrift shop
to measure inseams and skirt lengths
accounting was kept for daddy’s business
as we grew older, still
she worked at home in the evenings
and in the public during the days
when she and dad owned motels,
business decisions were jointly made
she was an equal partner
when retirement came
she reaped for her labors
when Alzheimer came
she continued to care
I could not count the times I heard
I don’t understand what you are trying to tell me.
It is the Alzheimers that is causing the problem.
Let’s try again later.”
“We will take care of each other because we love each other.”
today cancer grows in the brother that lives with mama
yes, you’re right, she’s caring
my mama cares so much, it makes my heart ache with pride.
I love you, mama
pictures added after 5 minute ding.
To bring up to date
today the brother’s cancer is in remission
yet she still cares
as he deals with the aftermath of treatment and surguries
my heart still aches with unending pride.
I will forever love you, mama.