Today was not a stellar day in the thinking world.  I was mildly frustrated with some things and I was reminded of previous frustrating times.  Big no no.  If you let yourself go down the road of  recalling hardship you will lose your compassion and patience.  It happens so quick when you’re a caregiver.  And that’s exactly what happened.  I began to remember the hard things, the sacrifices, the irritations and before you know it my patience with my mom was eroded.  I was almost angry with tears.  A little irritation turned into a mountain.

Then over the loudspeaker of the mall came a song.  I couldn’t believe it.  I just had to smile in blessed defeat, nod my head and change my attitude.  The song?

“You’re going to miss me when I’m gone.  When I’m gone.  When I’m gone.  You’re going to miss me when I’m gone.”

I sure will, mom.  In fact, I would rather have 10000 frustrating days then 1 day without you here.