Saturday, January 20, 2007

It Crossed My Mind...

It crossed my mind the other day. "I should go see Wendy". It crossed my mind, "it's been too long". It crossed my mind in a heartbeat. It crossed my mind before I remembered.

And I remembered. A woman so strong and beautiful. A mix of heartbreak and tears, faith and smiles. I remember emergency rooms and hospitals. I remember a family pulling together, putting aside differences for a woman we loved. I remember Bible reading, pedicures, and A&E. I remember one-sided conversations, secret smiles, and eyes that held more words than I ever knew possible. I remember a dedicated husband and 2 daughters who did more for their mum than any other family members and professionals combined. I remember saying "you're so beautiful" and the tear that slid down her cheek.

I also forgot. I forgot to say "thank you". For letting me come along and share this last year. For letting me be your voice when yours faded. For trusting that I would make the decisions for you that you would have wanted for yourself. I would do it all over again.

She crossed my mind. And I remembered her.


MOM said...

Thanks Val -- we all miss her!

Sue said...

Hi Val,
Thanks for sharing this blog with me. You were right. I was very touched by your thoughts of Wendy.

I'll be back,