Thursday, December 10, 2009

what care means

Allow my dad to demonstrate the meaning of care:

The above two pictures illustrate the preferred method for picking Mom up so that she can stand on her own. Trying either to heft her by her armpits, or to lift her by hugging her rib cage, only causes her pain.

You may also have realized that the above-illustrated method both looks and feels a lot like a loving embrace.

Mom had the same thought. What the photos don't show is that she held that position longer than she needed to, and patted Dad on the back.

We love you, too, Mom.



bob koepp said...

Kevin - Thank you so much for sharing your family's journey with the rest of us. I am awed by the courage and compassion.

Kevin Kim said...

Thanks for reading, Bob. I appreciate it.