I am posting this picture of my mother for all of you to know that the end of life can be filled with dignity. Yes, she is in the very last phase of her life and on hospice but she has quality, despite her deficits.
Our mothers gave us life by birth or love and sometimes both. At this season of giving, I am so thankful for the gift of a loving mother who never put me down and always encouraged me to just do my best, to love God, country and family.
I am fortunate to have taken a professional path that enabled me to secure the very best at the end of life for my mother (and many of your parents as well). Seeing her smile lights my heart and will stay with me all the days of my life.
To paraphrase a line in a song, “fathers be good to your daughters, they will grow up to be mothers”. Love is what nurtures us all – love those close to you, respect them for who they are with all their imperfections – because we are all imperfect but love is not.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!