Saturday, January 19, 2013

My afternoon

Mom came over this afternoon for a visit and ended up staying for about 3 hours. It was nice, just a visit with no real purpose for the first time since Pops died back in August.
She's doing a lot better than I expected but she is lonely - understandable, this is the longest she's been without Pops since he got back from Vietnam the last time back in 1970, but today she laughed more than I've seen in a long time.
Hell, I enjoyed our visit myself. I must be getting soft in my old age.

11 comments:

cato said...

Been there, done that, for as long as I could until Mom left too. Enjoy every minute with her as you can .......making memories that will last your lifetime.

WiscoDave said...

No, not soft; Human.
It's both our greatest blessing and our greatest curse.
It's important that we don't lose it in the coming struggle.

hiswiserangel said...

:-)

Anonymous said...

I'd give anything for a couple hours with my mom-she's been gone for almost 20 years, my best friend-I envy you and God bless her.
MM

timbo said...

Sounds great! I had some of the best laughs, just hanging out with my mom. Cherish, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Laughter is a good thing, as is reminiscing. It heals the spirit. Enjoy your Sunday....

Boarshide

Johnboy said...

I think I'll go pick up my 91 year old Mom and bring her to my house for the afternoon.

wirecutter said...

That's a damned good idea, Johnboy.

drjim said...

And I'm sure she enjoys visiting with Miss Lisa!

angrymike said...

Amazing how they rebound, but make sure you stay in contact as much as possible, she needs you......
Hey I posted a young wirecutter @ CGD today, have a look, you'll probably steal it..........;)

Brigid said...

I'm glad she's doing better. It's been tough watching my Dad outlive two wives.

He can still laugh, still enjoys a beer and openly flirts with the girls at the grocery, so he's good, even at 93.