Saturday, May 10, 2014

Going out in style....

Week is Mom on the way home from lunch bunch with her doggie bag..Having a great time...enjoying her life.

She goes out in style all right.  It is just unbelievable...but then..she was ready for almost anything...

(For my children)
I want to sleep in the arms of the crescent moon
Counting the stars in the sky
Watching the ocean's reflecting light
From ships that are passing by

I want to be like a bird so free
Any bird will do
To choose my destination
Yet never leaving you

Wherever the spirit takes m
There I long to go
Released from this cage, my body,
to the freedom I y earn to know

Now raise your smiling face
And carry through
Rejoice with me, your mother,
Forever loving you.

Mom included this poem in her first book, published in 2006.  So I know that she was ready to take life's next adventure for quite awhile.  Parkinson's disease is no picnic.  But her mind, sharp till her fall, kept her able to to still live a wonderful caring life.

I am so grateful


smazoochie said...

I love that poem. I see my Mom, my parents in the birds around me because of that poem.
It won't be a Happy Mothers' Day, but I hope you are feeling all the love around you. And keep your eye on the birds, any bird will do.

Rachaeldaisy said...

That is such a beautiful poem, and a beautiful photo of your mothers. My thoughts are with you Diane.,