A long time ago, in a land far, far away (a magical nation of poutine, ice hockey and toques) I was a little girl who occasinally became sick. And when I was sick, if I really was sick, my mom would make chicken soup, and my dad would bring gingerale, and they’d say while stroking my forehead, “It’s no fun being sick, eh kid?”
And those few words, whether I was nauseous or feverish or sniffing with a cold – they always made me feel a little bit better.
Just like now. My mom is here, and she’s making me meals, bringing me supplements, and pushing me to exercise. She hasn’t said it’s no fun being sick, kid (that was my dad’s thing) – but she’s told me it is okay to be angry, and okay to be sore, and okay not to be okay all the time.
And that makes me feel a little bit better. Actually, it makes me feel a whole lot better.
So FYI Mom – your help has been invaluable. INVALUABLE. And FYI Dad – your treatments are really helping, really, really. I’ve been able to cope with so much more after working with you both.
And while there is more to say, and more that’s gone on, these two deserve a post of their own.
Thanks Mom and Dad.
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Thanks Catherine, it means a lot to know that we are helping. We certainly trying hard, and yea, it’s no fun being sick.
…and THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORAL IMPROVES!
Hmmm, what movie is that from? Jaws again?
Nope, my “Jaws” favorite quote is “we need a bigger boat”, and “here’s to swimming with bow legged women”
Thank you for sharing such a great tribute to your parents. Yes, they are great healers and are very special to many of us. They are also blessed with a pretty cool daughter too – you!
🙂 I am a lucky woman to have them, I know that for sure!
Hi Catherine – Add me to your list of pray-ers, as well as our church prayergroup. What a girl! You are a fabulous writer and I look forward to buying your first book when you publish one. This blog is so honest and funny and sad and will help anyone who is going through the same experience. So glad your mom is able to be with you now and yay for skype. Take care, love Mary Anne.
Thanks Mary Anne, every thought and prayer helps.
I am glad you like the blog, it’s a great way for me to shake things out of my head. Please do pass it along if you think anyone could benefit from it.
I hope you and your family are doing well. Jen contacted me through facebook, which was very good of her.