I have seriously come to the realization that having The Mother Unit be able to read this blog was something that drove me to keep it current.
With her eyesight dwindling, and her overall energy level fairly low, she hasn't checked this blog in a while. Watching her health become more and more fragile has been tough. I know it's a natural thing and I know she's pretty much had a life that she enjoyed and that she took some real risks and probably did a bunch of great stuff she'll never tell me about.
I'm ok with that. I love her.
The lessons of how to show up and just be present are many. Going through all this pretty much as an army of one is less than fun, but at the same time, I am glad I get to be there for her.