"Thank you for being with me," she said.I still remember that moment.
I always feel close to my Mom when I am with Ella. After she died I kept hearing "you were so much closer to your Mom than I am to mine." I thought those were strange words to hear. The last 12 years of my Mom's life she could not speak and I lived in California.
Up to her stroke we had talked almost everyday. Apparently we racked up some serious phone bills and I am glad we did.
Thank you for being with me.