A TOUCHING STORY

I went to the doctor today and forgot half what I meant to ask her, but here's what happened to me that made me a little forgetful.

 

One of the nurses came in to take my vitals.  When she took my blood pressure, she sort of lingered after she was finished, then she got kind of embarrassed and said she was just looking at my hands because they remind her of her mother's hands.  I knew right away that her mother was no longer living, but i asked her anyway and she said her mother had died about four years ago.  We talked about how hard it is to lose your mother at any age and I told her that my mother died over 30 years ago (July 27, 1984) and that I still think about her daily and wish I could tell her something about my kids or Hubby and me.

 

The nurse said that the first time she saw me, she had to walk away because seeing me made her want to cry.  She said that I resemble her mother in many ways, both physically and personality-wise.  I was flattered by that and told her she could call me anytime she needed to talk to a subsitute mother.  I thought she was going to cry!  I was very touched.

 

As she was leaving the exam room, I asked her what her mother's name was and she told me it was Bonnie, middle name the same as mine (Jean) and she has a sister named Betty.  Wow.  Just wow.

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Comments (27)

  1. Azalia

    Awww that is very sweet! I’m glad you were able to chat with her
    kindred families?

    June 09, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Could be …

      June 09, 2017
  2. belladora

    What a lovely way to make your day and hers.

    June 09, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Yes, I’m sure it was very pleasant for both of us.

      June 09, 2017
  3. SEC

    the universe does conspire to surprise us

    June 09, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      It sure got me yesterday!

      June 09, 2017
    2. Nightbane

      Madam Mayor, I greet you and guide you to my remarks below for a good kaugh.

      June 10, 2017
  4. jjj22

    ’’fate’’ is always~~~~

    June 09, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Yup …

      June 09, 2017
  5. GoldenPig2012

    We…………………..we all have one thing in common. Life. We SHARE life and love and laughter and even amidst the loss……………..we can and do help another as we live it. I believe that. Your hands reminded her of her mother. I’ve had the same thing happen to me, though she died in 2001. Watching movies with Walter Matthau in them reminds me of my dad. We SEE each other, other humans as we live our lives, that’s a good thing and you responded with grace and kindness. SHE, herself, was brave and kind to tell you her truth.

    I cannot explain, nor will I try, to explain how everything happens in life, that’s beyond me. I WILL say…………..your interaction with her is how many of us keep believing.

    June 09, 2017
  6. Bettymom

    I was very flattered that I remind her of her mother. I’ve heard that from more than one person, but not lately. It gives me a good feeling – or at least it has up until now. I suppose someday somebody might walk up to me and shoot me, shouting, “You look just like that old witch! Take that!!”

    June 09, 2017
  7. depressedgirl

    All I can say is my goodness. You are so sweet saying she could call you anytime.

    June 09, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      I meant it.

      June 10, 2017
      1. depressedgirl

        Aww.

        June 12, 2017
  8. Nightbane

    the Divine guides us to those we need, those who need us.

    June 10, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Something sure was putting the two of us together. It was a wonderful experience, I believe, for us both.

      June 10, 2017
      1. Nightbane

        I think it was good for both of you, yes.
        Now htere’s a switch… Me mentioning the Divine and Madam Mayor citing the Universe. Too funny!

        June 10, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          Hahahahaha!

          June 10, 2017
        2. SEC

          you joining us mi’lor Nightbane?

          June 10, 2017
          1. Nightbane

            Never was apart, only on a different path thereunto.

            June 10, 2017
            1. SEC

              we each experience it differently but the path for all is the same

              June 10, 2017
          2. Nightbane

            i disagree. The destination is ultimately the same but the paths are quite utterly different.
            ~
            in another matter altogether, beware, i’m about to post some ugly stuff….

            June 10, 2017
            1. SEC

              thanks for the heads up, but though the experience is different the way is the same

              June 10, 2017
          3. Nightbane

            Most welcome.
            I will continue, most gently, to disagree. My path teaches never to leave an enemy breathing, yours teaches to forgive and bring them close enough to kill you all. Not at all the same.
            we really must discontinue this hijacking of a blog…. I hereby apologise for my part and will withdraw to me own alcove

            June 10, 2017
  9. rebecca2013

    I miss my Momma every single day…. for me…. the pain is still sharp…. 11-28-16….

    June 12, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Yes, I guess it is still sharp. I have Mom’s death anniversary approaching next month (July 27, 1984). That’s always a bad day, no more like a bad week.

      June 12, 2017
      1. rebecca2013

        yes…. very much so

        June 16, 2017