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.