My mom is battling Parkinson's.
She is my hero as she lives with this each day.
She also drives me crazy as she lives with this each day.
She has found that playing the piano is soothing to her soul
It helps keep her mind and body strong.
Last weekend I was over to visit my dad(who is no longer married to my mom).
He is very sick and is in the hospital.
We almost lost him last week.
I stopped in at her house for a visit.
I had her play for me.
It was wonderful!
She was happy!
It brought a smile to her face.
And to mine!
So many things are hard right now and this made her happy.
She says she will practice.
She used to have a piano and would play for her grandchildren when they were little.
It was sweet!
I can't wait to see her play for them again at Thanksgiving when we will all be together.
She will also have 5 great grandchildren to play for then.
My mom had a surgery in July called Deep Brain stimulation.
They had to shave half of her hair off.
She is letting her hair grow out in it's natural color and keeping it short.
She will have another surgery in January 2011.
She is brave!
She is beautiful!
She is my crazy bionic mama!
I love her with all my heart!
The piano makes her happy!
It makes me happy to see her happy!