Never Forget

Never Forget

“Never forget to enjoy each day even if your life isn’t exactly what you want it to be. The blessings are always there though sometimes we have to look a little harder”. -Melissa Althea Reagan Smith, shortly after her diagnosis. The way I remember my mother is sick. Her sickness, I mean. I remember wheelchairs and hospital stays, hospital beds, nurses. When I think of her, it’s not her love of rollercoasters or chocolate, it’s not her never ending kindness or patience, her willingness to help, or her smile. It’s her suffering that I recall most clearly. Maybe because at the end of her life, that’s what she did the most of. And she did try to stay positive. But no matter how gallantly she tried, or the significant hope she portrayed, she recognized the end. My...

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