Wednesday, September 12, 2007
From My Heart - Thank you . . .
I left mother this afternoon. She is rallying and darling and frightened. Over the past few days I watched her as she fought her way back from death. Even as she grimaced in pain - her chutzpah - her engagement with life - her merriness - filled me with wonder. I am not my mother.
My sibs are thanking me for spending those nights beside her. Believe me when I say that I have no sense of filial obligation fulfilled - no sense of sacrifice - only gratitude, profound gratitude.
I am tired. I'm going to bed, but first had to thank you - my friends - for your caring, your thoughts, your prayers. Life is good. People are good. Our connections - matter.