Sometimes I think it’s good to not always focus on MS. Mom’s MS is often a focus for us. It somehow sneaks its way into pretty much every conversation. It has a funny way of doing that- it’s a weasel. A sneaky one.
Today on the phone at lunch Mom and I just talked. She was in a good mood, she was focused and listening. We laughed and we just talked. I never asked about how she was feeling or how things were going today. This wasn’t on purpose but I just didn’t think about it because our conversation was so filled with other things to talk about.
This afternoon as I was thinking about our conversation I got a smile on my face. I was thinking of what a good conversation it was. It’s important that not every chat with Mom, not every sentence or thought has to do with MS. MS is important but it’s more important to focus on who Mom is without it. Not Mom with MS but just Mom. In my moments of frustration or sadness I forget this. These moments don’t come as often as they used to but today was a good day. Today I had the opportunity to allow my mind to be lost in just Mom through a phone call. And I am thankful for the moment.