Had a very good visit with mom today.  Quite a few laughs, and those are the moments I cherish with her – seeing her content, seeing her happy.  Those are the moments…

One of the highlights occurred when she was jabbering away about something.  I think perhaps she was talking about kids, and in the midst of all of the sounds that didn’t make sense, she said – very clearly, “two, three, four.”  Doesn’t sound like much, but anytime she speaks with clarity, it makes me so happy.  I feel like this last med change does have her talking much better than she had been.  Before dinner, I was trying to get her to take her pills when she looked at me and said, “I DON’T LIKE THAT,” then pursed her lips together tightly and flicked one of the pills up in the air! Oh boy… she hasn’t lost her spunk, that’s for sure.

But, she was particularly loving today, too.  She kissed me several times, stroked my face, and told me she loved me.  Doesn’t get much better than that.

Unfortunately, though her mood was great, I couldn’t get her to eat dinner.  She had a bite or two of round steak and a couple of spoons of jello with bananas, but that was it.  No interest in eating, and she was ready to go to sleep when I left…   If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s to take the good and leave the bad.  It isn’t always easy, but it’s something to shoot for! Thankfully, today was mostly good… I’ll take that.

Until next time, Carpe diem.