Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Comic relief will get you through
One of my favorite memories of Kevin was just a few years ago when he was 6.
My Mom was very sick for a long time before she lost the battle with cancer. During one of my visits home, Bob and Kevin were able to come with me. We were sitting in the hosptial room talking with Mom. She was on all kinds of pain killers and so was kinda loopy. Kevin was sitting in a chair at the end of the bed and every time that my Mom would drop off to sleep he would wait a minute, grin, and kick the end of the bed. My Mom would slowly wake up, look around, see Kevin smiling and say "Hi Sugar" and smile. Kevin would smile back and then we would chat for a few minutes. Then she would drift off and the whole thing would start again.
There were lots of reasons to be sad during that time, but dealing with Mom's sickness through the eyes of a kid took some of the edge off of that visit and helped me to just enjoy being with her, no matter the circumstances.