You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away
A dark amber cloud covered the sun as mom and I walked arm and arm to the car for our drive to her adult daycare.
The sun looked like it had developed a cataract overnight and seemed old, dull and dim.
It looked as though it was having trouble getting enough light for itself, much less for our planet.
I asked mom what she thought of the sun and she said, “It’s just upside down. That’s what happens when it’s upside down.”
“Upside down?” I asked. “How did it get upside down?”
“God did it,” she answered.
“How did God do it?” I asked.
“Only God knows,” she said.
Then she added in a whisper, “God told me the the secret.”
“Pray tell, what’s the secret, mom?” I asked.
“Well, God told me … but I didn’t know what he said, because it was all in Spanish.”
I swear, at that exact moment, the cloud cover above us narrowed and the sun winked at me!
Just an FYI – I love your mom!! What a wise woman and she absolutely adores you and the fact that YOU are taking care of her and not a nursing home. Thank you for doing that for her. We had to put my mom in a nursing home when I couldn’t lift her any longer and it was the worst day of my life. She was in there for maybe a 1 1/2 years and then she passed away but she touched hearts while she was there. I never want to have to do that again and I will not! So thank you for being a wonderful son and taking care of your mom!
Tonja: Thanks for your kind words! Moms are extra special humans and mine absolutely helped influence, shape and support who I am for which I will be forever grateful. Plus she’s a laugh a minute!