Author Topic: Teeth  (Read 5331 times)


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Re: Teeth
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2013, 12:53:34 AM »
It's the hardest thing I've ever had to do.  Last May we moved Mom to a home here in Ottawa so that I could take over the supervision of her care.  It was supposed to give a respite to Dad (who remains in Toronto) but he has not been dealing with it very well.  It's the whole having to mourn someone who isn't dead yet.  He can barely tolerate seeing her - he gets SO upset.  He has visited maybe half a dozen times since May.

But, what I really wanted to say is that, after 40 years of a really tough relationship, I finally (and weirdly) have the kind of connection with her that I've always wanted.  There is no possibility of fighting, or snark, or misunderstanding.  Just affection.  Of course, I wish it wasn't predicated on robbing this woman who wrote a PhD thesis on Tennyson of the ability to sign her own name.



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