Tuesday, February 14, 2012

the Sea Inside

Recently watched this movie....very profound. I would recommend it greatly!
I suppose I should share a bit more....Whatever you might feel about the right to die, I am sure this movie will bring out something from within you that you hadn't thought before.
My mother passed away many years ago. She chose to stop taking nourishment through her stomach tube and weighed less than 70 lbs when she died. She was a prisoner in her body, suffering from ALS. Her only means to communicate was blinking out concise messages to convey her needs. She had a sea inside of her...as we all do.
I, for whatever reasons, had a life experience where I had to help care for my mom's very physical needs and watch her die while in college. Receiving from her the gracious life lessons one would never wish to have to teach their own child has filled me and made me who I am.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there,
    I am very moved by your post. Thank you for sharing it. I am so sorry that you had to go through this. I really am. I cannot even begin to imagine how difficult this was for you. I had a friend from my church who had ALS. Things happened so quickly. It's just a terrible disease. And then I think about what an amazing and wonderful daughter you are to care for your mother. And to do this while attending college. I simply can't imagine how hard this had to have been. I lost my mom too. She died suddenly last year. It's been hard. When I read this I am just amazed by the amount of love and strength you have had in this situation. I will check out the movie too. God bless you!