Thank you foe sharing these precious moments in caregiving.
Nights like these are not for going to sleep early. Whether it’s the rain or the fact that it was a shower and fresh clothes day, or some other inexplicable tilting of the universe, Mom and I find ourselves hanging out in the kitchen cracking jokes tonight, so very late. My plans to get some rest after a long day that began at 5am are set aside without only the mildest hesitation.
I have pulled out the ice cream, the good stuff that I keep hidden in the back corner of the freezer for just this kind of evening. Mom’s delight is worth it. Her ability to find humor in these moments amazes me. She tells me she is cold, and I ask whether she is too cold for her ice cream. The reaction is priceless. She makes faces at me between mouthfuls. She is cheerier than I have seen for weeks now.
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