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The Day I Grew Up

The Day I Grew Up

When I called my mother and asked her to come to stay while I spent a night in the hospital, she said: “I am sorry, I can’t.” What? I thought I must have misheard her. It happened this way; When I was 20 and a new bride and an extremely new mother, I had a small medical issue. My doctor said he could fix it, but it would require one night in the hospital. We lived in Charlottesville, VA, in…

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Vacation

Vacation

I am on what is supposed to be a vacation with my mother, at her summer house in R. I. She is? happy as a clam. (Is that too much of a cliche for this post?) She spends her days napping and eating breakfast in the late morning. She eats 2 fruits and a piece of toast and a scrambled egg and a piece of bacon every single morning. She sits in the light and airy breakfast room with it’s…

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Your Mother May Be Your Best Doctor

Your Mother May Be Your Best Doctor

The best doctor you will ever have has no degree. She is your own Mother. Your mother can calm you with a phone call.? More than that she may be able to make pain go away with a kiss, a snuggle.? She may also prescribe medication, giving something to you that she has already in her medicine ?stash?.? Or she may give you herbal tea, apply essential oils, or cream or potions she concocted. No one calls her a fake,…

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