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Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Maria in Florida

Maria in Florida, originally uploaded by plastictaxi.

This is my mom in Florida. Dad took the shot.

They spent January and February touring the southern States - Mom's ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease, a slow paralysis) is 'progressing', and she decided that she didn't want to sit under 10' drifts of snow outside of Arnprior all winter when she could be enjoying these days in balmier climes. They came home a little early when it seemed that the States was getting hit worse by winter storms than the Ottawa Valley.

Regardless, they seem to have had a bit of fun.

Lately I find myself telling her I love her every time we speak. It just comes out. I can't wait to say it to her.

One of the things I've discovered makes her cry is thinking of us - her kids - not staying in touch with each other when she's gone. I don't think that will happen though. Everything seems more precious now.

How do we prepare ourselves for that first day without someone who's been there every day, our whole lives?
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