Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Mother's Last Gift to her Daughter-in-law

I thought the days of finding things that Mom sent years ago were over, but yesterday afternoon here at home I found this card; a card Mom sent for Kie's birthday on April 30, 2008.

In 2008 Mom was already 8 years into her struggles with Alzheimer's disease. Even now I'm astonished to discover that Mom was able remember Kie's birthday let alone sit down and write a short note. Mom must have been having one of her rare good moments the day she prepared this card.

In April 2008 Mom was also struggling with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and was about to commence her chemo sessions. Not surprising, Mom didn't remember my birthday two weeks later and she was too ill to attend David's and Winnie's wedding on that May 17th.

Anyway, my purpose today is to record these details for an unknown date in the future. My wish is for Kie to discover and read this page later; so that she will know and remember that Mom truly thought Kie was someone very special.

Mom and Kie on November 06, 1981. Four days after this scene was recorded Mom became a grandmother.

Life is a gift from God and the lives of those who God places into our lives are precious too. We should truly cherish each day we are given, because in time, all shall be taken from us.

Deo Gratias.

The Oddblock Station Agent

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