“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.”
~R.J. Palacio, from the book Wonder~
Mom was very chipper and talkative on Sunday. It was a stark contrast to when she hardly spoke two sentences to me on her birthday. She was tired then, but not this day.
Her first question was, “Are you taking me home?”
I answered with, “I’m sorry, not today. I have to go home to Appleton and to work tomorrow. Maybe next week.”
Of course, next week arrives and the question and answer repeats itself.
Mom thinks her mom and dad are living (I agree with her) and wonders who will take care of them. I tell her that her younger brothers (now deceased) are at home and will handle matters (oh, the tangled web I weave). Then she worries that they are concerned about her welfare and she asks again if I will take her home.
On Sunday, I asked mom to smile for a photo. I told her I would send the photo to her mom and dad to show them that she is doing well. Mom didn’t hesitate and unknowingly gave me a super duper hug with her precious smile.
I thought I’d share both with you today.
This post has been brought to you by mom and her beautiful smile. It has also been brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s “One-Liner Wednesday.” All you need to play along every week is an awesome one-liner and follow a few rules. Birds on a wire are not required, but make sure you link back today’s post to HERE so the rest of us #1linerweds peeps can read it.