She is a lovely person, seventy-seven years old and really makes an effort to enjoy her life. She sometimes repeats herself and often tells me off about my mothering or household skills. She still doesn’t realise that if I haven’t come round to her way of doing things by now, I probably never will.
So today, I stopped to ask myself why I do this and I came to realise something.
I came to realise that I am terrified of any sign of physical weakness I see in her. She has always been a strong lady and a strong/ mother and I love her so much. I love her So much and any signs of weakness remind me that I will lose her someday.
Now that I realise my impatience is based on fear, I can try to do something about it.
My mother has chronic asthma, COPD, arthritis and now has a growth on her pancreas. Yet she is still happy, positive and enjoying her life.
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