She is a lovely person, seventy-seven years old and really makes an effort to enjoy her life. She sometimes repeats herself and often tells me off about my mothering or household skills. She still doesnâ€™t realise that if I havenâ€™t come round to her way of doing things by now, I probably never will.
So today, I stopped to ask myself why I do this and I came to realise something.Â
I came to realise that I am terrified of any sign of physical weakness I see in her. She has always been a strong lady and a strong/ mother and I love her so much. I love herÂ So much and any signs of weakness remind me that I will lose her someday.
Now that I realise my impatience is based on fear, I can try to do something about it.
My mother has chronic asthma, COPD, arthritis and now has a growth on her pancreas. Yet she is still happy, positive and enjoying her life.Â
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