I am linking up for Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "weak". It was so good to see this crew and get back into the groove of FMF. We'd love to have you join us. Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there!
Every Sunday, like clockwork, my phone would ring right before three pm.
Then one day, it just stopped.
It's so hard to watch her health deteriorate; to watch her become weaker,
My mom is a beautiful woman
A woman who has lived most of my life with a mental illness
Then over a year ago, a dr uttered the words dementia too.
She was doing so well.
Even stayed at my house last summer
My sister and I and mom had so much fun.
In the last months though
I wait for my phone to ring
And it doesn't ring
But then one day
I get a surprise
My phone rings and she asks what I am up.
Its in those moments that I think nothing is wrong.
Its in those moments that I have hope.
I am clinging to the precious moments we have
The moments where she still knows our names
Still knows who she is too.
Together we are made perfect in our weakness
Weakness that comes in all sorts of forms
I think of my dad who thought he was weak
Weak when he divorced my mom
But he was actually strong
Doing what was best for all of us
Weakness has a way of breaking in
When we least expect it
But God gives us strength
I am strong.
I am beautiful.
I am enough.
We all are.