Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The REAL 3G Network

Two Weeks.  

That's how much longer the oncologist thinks I will have a mother. 

I realized yesterday that Young Girl hadn't seen her grandmother in weeks, and that each needed time with the other.  So, last night, YG accompanied me when I went over to put Mother to bed.

I've never felt more like a fulcrum.

I held two hands: one gnarled and cool, the other smooth and warm.

I stoked two heads: one bald, the other covered in thick, lustrous curls.

I rested my head on two shoulders: one bony and brittle, the other round and strong.

This is the true 3Generation network.

While it is painful to be in the middle, it's a blessed pain.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh Goodness... my thoughts are with you. S

Karen Maezen Miller said...

We never leave the middle, and thankfully, because who would want to? I know. I understand. Me too.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, Kelly, you REALLY have a lot going on in your life. Blessings and best. Truly. Brent