This week has been a great week! Mom has been feeling hungry and energized with limited pain. Several days ago she asked when she might be able to drive again. Sandy and I explained to her that was probably not the best option, but if she wanted to go somewhere just ask. She quickly responded, “I would like to go to the grocery store”. Wow she must really be feeling great as that was never one of her favorite stops. The next day I took her to the grocery store. She wanted to push the cart and was excited to be doing something for herself. It quickly became obvious why driving is not in the immediate future. Before even getting out of the fresh produce isle, mom successfully ran her cart into three different display racks. Luckily, I prevented the cart from hitting too hard and the melons from rolling on the floor. That day we had a successful trip, and she was more than willing to relinquish her cart duty, in order to free up her hands for grabbing her favorite snacks. She was excited about her big outing and her sense of independence once again.
Yesterday mom decided she wanted to go to the grocery store again. This time we wandered up and down the isles looking for; “Whatever excited her”. For those who know Susan one could guess which isle she migrated to. Yes the baking isle. It wasn’t long before she had a very special box of funfetti cake in her cart. “Why funfetti mom? Why not chocolate?” I should have known the answer.... “I love the colors”.
This week my mother has taught me several important life lessons. Number one, don’t take even the jobs you dread the most for granted. And number two, whenever you get a chance the more color the better.
This morning while picking my mom up for round two of Chemo, I indulged in a funfetti cupcake. They were delicious, and in fact fun colors. I do love this woman, there is never a dull moment. Dare I say I love her even more than funfetti cake.