Saturday, July 12, 2008

No Time

July 12, 2008, 8:31 a.m.


Carol said...

Hi Nina,

I've been checking your blog infrequently but not posting because I've been in this "hermit" mode for weeks (months?) now.

I am so sorry to read about you and the unfinished business you have with your mother. I can relate very much to your "Time" post. My mother and I have had some of the same issues (I'm the oldest of 14 kids so never any time). She is now 87 years old and has been in a nursing home (in Canada) for several years with Alzheimer's. I have been able to visit only twice and there is no way to have a conversation, although it seems that she does know me. So I have held her hand and talked to her both verbally and silently, hoping that would get through. It has helped me with some closure.

Does the "No Time" post mean that your mother has passed on? If so, please accept my deep and heartfelt condolences. I never know quite what to say, but just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.


Nina said...

There's never anything that's the right thing to say, I think. It's just sad. As is your mother's situation. This is the part of life that I hate, the part that's all about loss and unfinished business.

I am just so sad, but I can't really feel it right now; there's too much that has to be done, and it's too important that I keep my family together as best I can.