Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I can't imagine
These three words, I hear very often. I have been hearing them since my mom got sick. I can't imagine what it's like to see your mom so sick. I can't imagine my mom losing her hair, or being in the hospital. I even remember someone saying I could never live without my mom. I looked at that person and thought, so what would you do then? I know these things are not said seriously all the time, but i think people ought to try to imagine the other side, and then speak from that angle. I am sure most people could close their eyes and picture their lives without their mothers in them. I am sure nobody wants to think that, but you CAN imagine it; you don't have anyone to dress shop for your wedding with, you don't get to see your mom be a grandma, and really, you don't get that support system. It's possible to imagine this. Now, with apraxia, I hear it all the time. I couldn't imagine what you are going through. I can't imagine scheduling all the therapy. I can't imagine being on your game to pay attention to your son's cues all the time, etc, etc. You can imagine it, yes you can, you just don't want to.