Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Checks and Unbalanced

I have not written anything about Sunday and Mother's Day. That's because my sister and I didn't meet with her until yesterday, due to some logistical problems. But I picked Mom up at the nursing home Monday morning and drove her to my sister's home about 15 miles away in the country.
We had a very nice and peaceful visit and Mom enjoyed it, I'm sure. My sister just got Mom's furniture moved in last week and had it all in place and lookin' good. Mom was quite moved by this. During the months I've been clearing out Mom's old home, I found thousands of photographs taken over the past 80+ years. I framed and gave one to my sister yesterday. It was a professionally taken photo of Mom & Dad holding their 6-month old daughter, back in 1952. My sister had never seen it before and Mom didn't remember it either.
I really enjoyed the smiles on their faces when I presented it.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that my sister and I got to spend another Mother's Day with our Mother

that Mom's Long-Term Disability Insurance is finally sending reimbursement checks

that I still have a few wits about me - I'm at least a half-wit

that I have been given a lesson about pushing my program of recovery on others (I'll write more about this later)

that I can do good things even when I'm isolating (still, damnit)

that Pat recently posted again

for unseasonably cool weather here for a few days

Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
-Dan Zadra


Mr. H.K. said...

Sounds like a great Mother's Day!

And I love that quote.

Don't worry... Be Happy! Etc...

Mary Christine said...

What a difference a sober dAAve makes. Not only in the lives of your family, but all who read your blog. Thanks.

Shannon said...

thanks for sharing about the pic that you gave your sis,
that was soo cool of you daave!
YOU are sooo cool!!!! : )
have a great day

sirreene said...

Doesn't really matter what day you celebrate on does it? The fact that you are able to do it so wonderfully is what matters. You are being a wonderful son.

Lex-Sunshine said...

I hate you. You're at Starbucks now drinking coffee with Scott and Scott W and I'm stuck at work reading your blogs....... : ( ok, enough self-pity!!! I'm glad you guys are out there having a great day and I can't wait to meet you all tomorrow! Thanks for the phone calls!! Ya'll really brightened my day!

Matt said...

That was a great gift for your mother...you're a good son.

Jake McCafferty said...

I love finding old photos and giving them as gifts. When my grandmother died, I found an old suitcase with hundreds of photos. I made copies, got some nice frames and gave away dozens to relatives. It seemed they like those more than the "real gifts" from the mall.

Which does my heart good.

BigSkymAAck said...

Thank you for sharing, I think it is great that you are able to spend time with your mom and sister

lash505 said...

What in the hell did you do use sissors to cut out you picture

Daily Piglet said...

What an awesome gift idea! I am glad you got another Mother's Day with your Mom. Keep on, keeping on!

Designer Girl said...

Very cool gift, dAAve, and obviously given in love. It's gifts from the heart that matter most.

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