Thursday, July 15, 2010

Holding Hands

While talking to her nurse, mom looked at me intently.

Gently waiving her hand at me.

I asked her what did she want.

She pointed at me...she took my hand in hers.

Her hand so thin and translucent.

We stood there holding hands.

I said to the nurse, she has never done this before.

Makes me glad, makes me sad, makes me concerned.

She has been very sick, but has been improving everyday.

Maybe this was her way of acknowledging the care given.

I don't know, but it was a special moment.

One that needed to be written down.


  1. wow...what a special actually brings teas to my matter what word you want to use to define what your feeling it all boils down to my heart I think she was holding your hands because she knows you are her special daughter and she is thanking you for everything you have been doing for her....she is still being a mommy...comforting you:)

  2. Great post. I agree with donna ryan. Your mom must have noticed that you needed comforting.

  3. Thanks ladies, I am glad I wrote this, I would have regretted not writing down this memory for sure!