Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Thoughts About Mum

by Mina Keenan (follow)
Mina's Printables:) Health (126)      Acceptance (110)      Death (25)      Letting Go (22)      Mother (7)     


Getting used to a chronic medical condition is a different road for everyone. Finding ways to cope and have quality of life will depend on a person's attitude and outlook.

Some of what I call the 'lucky ones' have a nice, accepting personality. They are confident with life itself, some are secure in their beliefs - these are the ones that seem to cruise and don't really seem to complain much.

My Mum was one of the above. A chronic diabetic, she developed other conditions as she got older. It got to the stage where she wanted to move on.

One day we were talking and I mentioned it would be her birthday soon.

'No more birthdays, please' she said.

My efforts to lighten the situation and maybe (force) give some incentive to stay on this side of the mortal coil were obviously noted but she needed to tell me how it was.

She was ready to go. The doctor gave the news that should Mum go into some type of arrest - there would be no effort to revive - considering all the problems that had now arisen.

She took my face in her hands and asked me if I was alright.

'Yes' I said...'Are you?'
'Yes' she said, smiling at me.

I climbed into bed with her, we cuddled for a long time and told each other 'I love you'.

Then we got quiet and just held each other. Years earlier we had made our peace with all kinds of real and imagined slights - we had got everything out of the way that may have caused grief for whoever was left in the end.

We had a kind of different attitude on life - we had already buried two of her sons (my brothers).

My Mum - whose best friend was my Dad, surprisingly turned to me at this time. There are lots of reasons for this which I won't go into but I can't help thinking that after all she had taught me through life she was now showing/teaching me one way to move on.

I just hope I'll have my marbles and be as brave as she.



# Mother
# Death
# Acceptance
# Letting Go
# Health
More Articles by Mina Keenan
This sponsored post was contributed for
69 views
This article was written by Constance Ray of Realizing you have an addiction can be emot...
83 views
Use this worksheet to sort out how important things are to you along with the accompanying article ...
1035 views
Some people you just can't talk nicely to
431 views
Self Avenue looks at ways we can enrich our lives, look after ourselves and ways we might help o...
163 views
What floats your boat? Every year I try to do something new - usually to do with some type of...
123 views
Articles by Mina Keenan on Other Hubs
Some nature frames to use as journal paper or for artwork or photos
271 views
Guide on writing an article using the HubGarden platform
6 likes
If you haven't tried it yet - have a go at using comicbook graphics for your paper and craft project...
179 views
A beautiful barefoot flower child for your card making, scrap booking and journaling needs
109 views
ID: 31861
Trending Articles
These days there are many ideas and tips about the benefits of owning less stuff
78 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
12371 views
Understanding the way other people think and feel is a challenge, especially when their ideas an...
1723 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6484 views
How easy it is to allow our ego to bruise our wounds even further
564 views
Money gives us all more choices in life, and is a tool to serve other people
2497 views
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
2042 views
I lived the city life and Iím sick of it
1108 views
You donít have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
4060 views
Do you like to express yourself by writing? What motivates you to write? Do you write for money, f...
104 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version