It’s such a peaceful moment. I like to stop and appreciate these times. I don’t know how many are left, and I relish every one of them.
We’re sitting here doing our thing. Mama is basically chilling out listening to her iPad and I’m working on the blog. I am starting to notice so many little things in life that would normally go unnoticed. Like how it’s 68 degrees outside, but the sun is beaming brightly through their atrium skylight and makes the temperature just right. She’s calm and relaxed. Not tense at all. Multiple sclerosis can cause stress — or does stress cause multiple sclerosis and its exacerbations? Find out more here. Either way, the disease is here to stay in my Mom’s life. And, it has changed everything over the years. So moments like this one are so precious.
There’s no talk of sickness, the next doctor’s visit, what supplement to take next, etc. There’s only the calming sounds from her iPad and our occasional remarks about it. Every now and then a breeze wafts through our hair. We listen to the passing cars and watch the neighbors walk their dogs. I ordered some groceries and we waited together as I worked online. I know these things sound so simple and uneventful. But, if you’ve had a sickness, or been a caregiver, you know that uneventful is great! And, I’m happy in this here moment.
What are the little moments that are sweetest to you?