I have developed my own personal philosophy of survival for being a caregiver of someone with dementia. Laugh when you can, cry when you have to, and trust God for grace and strength for each day.
Yesterday, Mama gave me a good chuckle. I’ve titled it What to do in That Awkward Moment When Someone Says They Love You and You’re Not Sure if You Love Them.
I had already gotten Mama all ready for bed and tucked her in, and I climbed in next to her for a little goodnight cuddle before I had to leave. I said, “Mom, I love you.”
And she responded with a HUGE, LOUD burp.
“Wow, Mom! That was a big burp!”
“Very big,” she calmly answered.
And so the question was cleverly averted.
But the days when you tell mom “I love you” and she looks back and says”I live you too” make it all worthwhile. Those days are a gift and I treasure each one.
No doubt! I treasure them, too!!! ~Cheryl