Don’t Leave Me
This morning when I got mom up from bed she looked at me and said, “Oh, Sunshine, I sure have missed you. I am so happy to see you.” She giggled and while I was dressing her she said, “Yesterday the girl that was here taking care of me was wearing your cologne. She smelled like you, but I knew it wasn’t you because she was so so sick. I felt sorry for her. She had to take a nap and rest. I don’t want to get her in trouble, but I am so happy that you are back today. I missed you so much.” She hugged me and said, let’s never quit hugging, and she just giggled.
After lunch she said, I think when you are so sick that I don’t want to think about it so in my mind I make you someone else, that way I don’t have to think about you in pain. I’m sorry if I leave you some days. Don’t leave me, OK?
I told her, “No way…no way Mom. No way.”