Friday, 31 August 2012

Bit of perspective

Nothing like a bit of parental illness to put everything into perspective, is there? Particularly when you've only got the one left.
My poor mama is suffering from something weird and painful. Last time this happened she ended up being diagnosed with sarcoidosis. That was about 20 years ago. She doesn't get sick that often. It just doesn't happen.
But it's a familiar feeling: helplessness in the face of something I can't control. And I'm too bloody far away. And even if I wasn't there's exactly bugger all I can do.
My ma is a total rock and the strongest woman I know and I love her very much. It's about time I started putting her first.
I've started to look for the bright side of every situation. Or if not the actual bright side, at least the yin to the yang. And in this situation it's most definitely crystallised what's important and what, well, just isn't.
Just wish there was something I could do.

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