After waking up, I realized the twisting and turning in my stomach was not from last nights cheap tacos. We knew it was going to be "T-Day" and the fear of the unknown was almost unbearable. Once we were in the ICU, I walked by the glass rooms seeing body after body struggling to stay alive. Honestly, it eventually creates an embarrassingly sick, unspoken spectrum from which I can measure my mom's illness. This scale involves comparing the number of tubes and cords attached to other patients with the number that are on Mom. I think, "Well, at least she isn't attached to oxygen like room 20," and "She doesn't have a feeding tube like room 32." After the long walk to the back rooms, we arrive at room 36 where I see a body covered in tubes and cords. What had happened to my mom during the night? Thank goodness (I know that is completely selfish) it wasn't her! They needed the room for another patient who had a lot more tubes and cords than my mom did. We went on a Heather hunt and found her back on floor 6.
Love comes in all shapes, sizes, and entities. Okay, so not the typical theme for a horror movie. Except, who says scary movies can not be touching. Mama made its debut in 2013. It was directed by Andy Muschietti. The cast included Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, and Daniel Kash.
In John Irving’s novel, The World According to Garp, one of the most important characters is Jenny Fields, the mother of Garp. She was raised in a time in which girls got married and had families when they were of age. There were not very many women who had jobs or had children without a husband to father her child. Jenny went against every social norm set in that time period. She moved away from her wealthy family and then she went to nursing school. Jenny got a job as a nurse, and then she later moved to an all boy’s school to work as the full-time school nurse. She also had many encounters with the law in her life. She cut a soldier’s arm from wrist to elbow and she also raped a patient that she was supposed to be helping just so she could become pregnant her son, Garp, without having to be tied down by a husband. She doesn’t seem to have a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience. She loved being alone with her own child. This fact shows how antisocial she really is. She doesn’t like people in general. She never has consequences from her actions, in fact, she usually gets what she wants and does better than anyone around her. Jenny is a sociopath.
In Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Revelation” she uses a daughters rage at the judgmental Ruby Turpin to revel how shallow people are. Although Mary Grace’s mother is not named Mrs.Turpin automatically zeroes in on her to have a conversation with. She identifies others in the waiting room as and the "ugly girl", the "stringy old fellow", the "thin leathery old woman" (637), and a "white-trashy" (635) mother and child who were "[w]orse than niggers any day. By Mrs.Turpin’s descriptions of the occupants we see she judges all by wealth. Because she and Mary Grace’s mother fit into her social bracket she deems it appropriate to converse with her (Dumas 1).
Mother Doesn't Know Best As a little girl, I was sure that a good parent would allow me to eat all the cookies in the cookie jar or buy me toys at Toys R Us. When I got a little older, I figured that a good parent would let me stay up past ten o'clock on school nights. Then I became a teenager and I felt that a good parent would buy me a car and let me be independent. According to these definitions of a "good parent," my parents always fell short.
My mother is a very community minded person always cooking for community functions and playing for community events such as funerals, weddings and church services, including playing every Sunday morning in her own Church in South Caicos. Her mother raised her in the Church and ensured that she learnt a musical instrument. She in turn raised my siblings and to serve in any way we can in our community and she also made sure that we each learnt a musical instrument. Why am I saying this? There was a successive plan in my family not consciously I am sure but because they were raised that way, my mother and my grandmother raised their children that way. Parents are not making the Church an important institution in the lives of their children.
It's easy to have faith when there is no tribulation. It's easy to dispense analogies when they don't apply to you or when you are giving advice to someone else. All of this is much more difficult when the trial is yours.
When you knew how to speak, what was your first word ? It is Mom. We have grown up in the arms of our mothers. We have grown up in the great love of our mothers. No one loves us like our mothers, no one is willing to sacrifice everything for us like our mothers. If someone asks you “Who is the best woman in your life ?”, I bet you will say it is your mother. And if someone asks me like that, my answer also is my mother.
Mother Loves Me Children usually form a powerful and unseparable bond with their family. These fortunate angels get all the love and attention they call for. But for children less fortunate, they are also in need of love and care. For example, Jerry, a twelve year old orphan in the short story A Mother in Mannville by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, had experienced his young life without a family. He was sent to the orphanage at the age of four.
Parents Pushy parents are a very touchy subject to talk about. When it comes to the well fare of children, people are always ready to jump and point fingers at others without gathering the facts. The parents of theatre, gifted, and talented children get these nasty fingers pointed at them and most are due to the generalization that the media has made portraying these parents as mean, self righteous, and abusive. The honest truth is that parents care for their children and are not pushy, but instead they direct their children in becoming good adults by protecting them, encouraging them, and being dedicated to them.