I have posted this photo before, a few years ago. Mom was 90 here and I'm sure we were celebrating something or other. I am lucky to have lived with her for her last year. As many of you have heard before, being together turned around our past relationship 180 degrees. I came to know Mom in such a different light. To see her delicacy, her humor, her shyness and her courage. Well, I always knew she was courageous, but in this case her courage in the face of her aging self and impending death.
I am getting to know my son anew also as he lived far away from me for many years. And today he will come and cook a meal for me. He's a great cook too. So my life has been blessed. I've been both a daughter and a mother (although from a young age I asked that Aaron call me Susan--in fact at this point I think it'd be cool if he called me Mom). As Joni Mitchell says, I've looked at Mom's from both sides now.
blessings to all, love Suki