Thursday, April 12, 2018
On Monday, April 9th, my cousin, Eleni, posted a photo of my Mother, Mildred, and Mildred's Mother (my Grandmother), Helen, which was taken in February, 1986.
In January, 1986, Mildred had been diagnosed with lung cancer and on January 1st had half her lung removed. She was recovering at home and my Dad had taken off time from work to stay with her. Finally, she convinced him to go back to work and she'd take a trip down to Florida to visit her Sister, Irene, and Grandma Helen.
What Eleni didn't realize, when she posted this photo, is that April 9th was the 32nd anniversary of Mildred's passing.
Mildred - the strong, intelligent, gorgeous woman that I was proud to call Mom, left us at the age of 58. Yes, much too young. But the legacy she left will stand proudly.
Purple - her favorite color
To know her was to feel her love - of family, of friends, of life
Psychic - absolutely and I always feel that she's watching us as our angel
On Tuesday evening, while watching the local TV news, Jeffrey mentioned that he was going to ask the VA medical staff if there was a way for him to get a Narcan pen - not for himself - but in case he could help someone else.
Wednesday morning, the phone rings and it's a nurse from Jeffrey's VA Primary Care Doctor's staff stating that since Jeffrey is on some powerful pain medications, the Doctor has recommended that Jeffrey be given a Narcan pen. WAIT A MINUTE - this is too much of a coincidence. Yes, of course, Jeffrey accepted, but I immediately stated that Mildred had been involved in the whole process.
It's said that when you see a red cardinal (the male), it means someone 'from the other side' is sending you a message. This week, a red cardinal has been visiting our deck for 'breakfast'. Never stays long enough for me to photograph, but definitely has been visiting.
you, Mildred, for always watching over all of us with your love. It's
not spooky, it's just proving that a Mother's love is endless.
Life is good.