She Said…

December 19, 2011

She said she couldn’t do it. She said that she would rather die than leave her home. She said that she was so lonely she just couldn’t imagine facing another day. She said that if we took her car away she would just buy a new one. She said that, that dent in the front of her car was not her fault because she didn’t remember hitting anything. She said that she was not as old as all the old people in the dining room. She said that she was afraid she couldn’t keep up. She said she didn’t want to live like this. She said she wanted to see my father one last time. She said she hadn’t slept in nights. She said she slept like a baby. She said she still couldn’t find the bathroom. She said she learned to Wii bowl. She said she missed her own kitchen. She said the food was really good. She said the Girl Scouts who came to carol were adorable. She said she couldn’t wait for baby Eloise to come visit. She said she made a new friend. She said she thought this might turn out all right. She said thank you.

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5 Responses to “She Said…”

  1. Madge Says:

    You really captured your mother’s words. I am glad she seems to be settling in. Within a short time I hope she finds peace there. It seems she will.

  2. Wendy Thompson Says:

    Kristine,
    I know this must be so hard and draining on you. You are amazing and I love you and am praying for all of you! Hugs!
    Wendy

  3. Lisa Kaser Says:

    what a fabulous photo and a well-described telling of the difficult letting go of independence. So much of life and change. Love to you.

  4. Anna Powell Says:

    You’ve borne your way out of this by understanding your mom…. love you.

  5. Molly Says:

    So much to teach and so much to learn in a chapter unlike any other… thank you for shedding your light….so much love.


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