What a great story…how positive her outlook.
I drove away from Southampton that weekend with a real smile on my face.
The next day I shared this story with many of my friends and it brought a smile to their face too. They are always asking, “How is your Mom doing?”, and this time I had a happy, funny reply….we all need a smile, even during these difficult times.
I have friend whose Mother was also battling cancer. I shared my Mom’s story with her. She smiled too! Well not too long after that her Mother passed away. At the funeral, my friend told me the painters must have got her Mother’s room painted first! She also said that the painters had now gone on vacation, and there was no way my Mom’s room would be finished any time soon! Again …another shared smile on both mine and my friends face!
Getting ready for Christmas, I came across some artwork that I had set aside. It was a piece of art created by friend and artist, Margo Anderson. Margo passed away a few years ago from cancer. Margo had done a collage entitled, “Christmas Tartan”. It was beautiful collage, a marriage of Royal Stewart Tartan and Christmas Holly. I framed it, and this was my gift to my Mom at Christmas.
How fortunate I was to have received Margo’s work years earlier, and how appropriate that piece was to add to Mom’s story.
Mom stays positive, and we are looking forward to Easter!
Her loving son,
RETURN TO MAKING LIFE MY VACATION