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OT: A note from my mom...


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My mother is 76 and has had 10 major orthopedic surgeries - she is doing great, but is definitely a bit worse for the wear.


She shared this little poem with me today, and I thought I'd pass it along...




When I spill some food on my nice clean dress

Or maybe forget to tie my shoes,


Please be patient and perhaps reminisce

About the many hours I spent with you,


When I taught you how to eat with care,

Plus tying laces and your numbers too,


Dressing yourself and combing your hair.

Those were precious hours spent with you,


So when I forget what I was about to say,

Just give me a minute.....or maybe two,


It probably wasn't important anyway,

And I would much rather listen just to you.


If I tell the story one more time,

And you know the ending through and through,


Please remember your first nursery rhyme

When I rehearsed it a hundred times with you.


When my legs are tired and it's hard to stand,

Or walk the steady path that I would like to do,


Please take me carefully by the hand,

And guide me now as I often did for you.

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That is very touching .If not a bit saddening .

My old man is getting on now. Must be a scary place to be.

And god dam , you don't realize how much your folks did/do for you until you have your own kids


Yeah, it makes me very sad and brings a smile to my face at the same time.

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