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Jun
29

What’s Stirring Inside You?

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ambivalent lookHer eyes were full of ambivalence as tears gave voice to both anguish and hunger.   “You’ve done it again, you know. You’ve stirred things up inside me,” were the words she did say and the look on her face indicated that she didn’t know whether to thank me or to hate me. And I got it because I’d been there before. I understood as I watched her struggle with whether or not to step into this stirring inside. 

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Jun
08

Holding Mom’s Hand

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mom holding little girl's hand 

 

We hold hands a lot now, my mother and I.  Much as a mother would hold the hand of her little girl as they cross a parking lot or walk the hallways on the way to a class, I hold my 86 year old mother’s hand, both to guide her along the hallways of her assisted living facility and to give her the safety of my touch.

The sadness of these moments is intermingled with feelings of tenderness as Mom and I have completely switched roles. Some 53 years ago, she and my dad adopted my twin brother and me and brought us home from the hospital at 3 days of age.

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