Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Sunday, May 13, 2007

STRUGGLES

My mother struggles every day. She struggles to eat, to sleep, to watch television, to recognize people, to remember what happened five minutes before. The one thing that seems to come easy to her is her smile. Despite the confusion and the lack of mobility, she can still express herself and offer hope. She can indicate that her primary concerns are for us. If she gets confused with what words to use, she will simply smile and that is all we need.

Mother’s beautiful smile is a light of confidence, love and faith. It is the smile of a job well done.

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