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Look carefully...at the seemingly small moments...in the constant shaping of souls.- Neal A.Maxwell

As I would hope to be

I am witnessing what a thief cancer is, it robs health, strength, energy, memory...  I am also witnessing some things cancer is unable to steal: my mother's grace, her patience, her optimism and, in large part because of the patient, gentle, tender, kind and loving care my father is giving, cancer, despite it's aggressive nasty behavior, is not able to rob my mother of her dignity.

I cannot adequately put in writing the emotion I feel as I watch my parents interact.  They are as I would hope to be.  A plaque in their living room, one I never paid attention to until this visit, reads - LOVE: It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres.  Love never fails.

True love is not in fairy tales it is in the patient washing of bed sheets and towels, the gentle rubbing of sore muscles, the tender applying  of lotion to dry itchy skin and in the kind, loving looks of understanding and appreciation in the eyes of both the one serving and the one being served.

 

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