Wednesday, February 11, 2015




I've been back for two weeks now and as each day goes by the distance that lies between mom and I becomes greater. I am still feeling the joys of the "miraculous" time that I was able to spend with her, yet I really do miss her, and wish that I did not live so far away.

In some ways I was happier when I was able to see her each day. My brother calls once a week when he visits so mom and I can connect. With these calls I do get to hear her sing songs and tell me that she loves me. Still the presence of not being able to be with her leaves me feeling some sadness.

I often wonder how she is really doing. The nurses always reassure me that she is okay. Yet when I was with her I was able to be aware if anything was troubling her. It also was thrilling to experience the happiness we added to her day.

February 14th is Valentine's Day, a time when we tell someone how much we love them. Yes, my husband is my special Valentine, but he shares this day with someone else.

My other sweetheart that I cannot deny, is my mother. In many ways our roles have reversed yet I cannot forget all that she has given me.

So I'd like to dedicate this to My Valentine, My Mom:

Mom you were the one who brought me into this world and showed me the difference between right and wrong.

You were the one I leaned upon as you protected me.

When I was feeling sad you somehow brightened my day.

You were the one who cared for me and put up with my childish ways.

You were my best friend, my heart and soul even when I did not know.

You were one of my biggest fans and believed in me as I was finding my way.

When I was feeling insecure you were the one who taught me to believe in myself.

 And no matter whether you know my name or who I am, you will always be my mother.

Mom, I love and cherish you forever. You are truly my sweet Valentine.

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  1. I have tears in my eyes. Such beautiful words. Bless you both. XO Barb

  2. Dear Lisa
    I do not know how you can put into words the feelings that not only you have but all of us have. You have a true gift and we are blessed that you share this gift with us. I spent last year's Valentine's Day at the funeral home after losing my best friend my Mom and did not know how I was going to feel this year and am so glad I chose to read your blog. You have cheered me up. I only wish there was something I could do for you. It must be so hard to be a long distance caregiver but just know in your heart that you are with your Mom everyday In your heart and mind and I know she will feel it to. Hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones and thanks again for your words. Hugs Carol

    1. Carol, I am so sorry about your mom. I was so touched that what I wrote left you with warm feelings. Yet what you wrote left me feeling so inspired that I was able to make a difference in someone's heart, a heart belonging to you. You made my day! xoxo Lisa