Midgey, Cindy’s on the Phone!

For at least 15 years, day after day, year after year

I called my mom every afternoon, no matter what

often Jim would answer the phone and he would yell-

“Midgey, Cindy’s on the Phone!”

how much I would give to hear that again!

my mom may live awhile longer, we don’t know

but my mom will never answer a phone again

she will never ask how my day was as she did

every day for years

no one else in the world will ever support me

one hundred percent, no questions asked

as she did all those years

now,

every day as I head home, I go to call her

every day

and I am saddened that I cannot talk to her

I mean, like really talk to her

I am lucky she is here with me

I am lucky she is still alive

I love her dearly and want all the best for her

but the momma that loved to talk

to Cindy on the phone

is gone now

the momma that was a momma to me

is gone as well

I miss her so..

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Midgey, Cindy’s on the Phone!

  1. What a poignant tribute to a special relationship. Those ‘little things’ are the world when they’re gone. I’m so sorry and I hope some day I hope that your memories will warm your heart and not break it. You are in my thoughts.

  2. Hi Cindy,

    I just came across your blog via the WordPress reader – surprised hadn’t come across it before…

    I am a fellow blogger about dementia (you can find mine at http://www.dementiapoetry.com) – in my case I am a caregiver for my mother-in-law, who has had Alzheimer’s Disease for the last three years.

    Your writing is really excellent (Dad’s always do that, don’t they?), and I look forward to reading more – despite the sad subject matter, I hope you find it helpful to express some of this through words (I know I do!).

    All the best from me,

    DG x

  3. Your Mom and my mom were friends here in Denver. Your mom, such a dear. She spoke of you often and loved you dearly.
    Love and blessings to you.
    Debbie and June Reid

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