The Thousand Memories Cookbook
by Michele Roger
Machines beeped and a blood pressurecuff buzzed in regular intervals as I watched her sleep. It was a day I both hated and treasured. The champion of our family, the woman who could share her vulnerabilities one minute and scare me straight with just one look the next, the glue of the family, the larger than life WWII survivor and war bride, lay in a hospital bed. I asked myself, “When did she grow so frail?”
They said it was her heart. That made sense to me. The way I saw it, her heart was so full of love and abundance, she wore it out with the sharing of it. It was rare that I had alone time with her.
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