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Family: the importance of time when one has everything else they need.

 

My direct family are all N.C. State fans. The one game a year that is a must win( of course We want to win them all) is the unc(university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)game. This is a rivalry game and the bragging rights locally are important.

 

Yesterday morning we left the house in an ice storm to head to my birth home to watch the State vs. unc game with my mama from her room at the skilled care facility. She's 87 and has never missed watching this game. She loves beating them but loves that all her children make the pilgrimage back home each year for this game. She's not as sharp as she used to be and asks a lot of questions because she's legally blind and hard of hearing. It's controlled chaos in its purest form. :)

 

A 34-28 overtime victory was better than any medication she took yestetday! She loves her family and she loves her some N. C. State Wolfpack! Go 'Pack! 

 

The point of this post and one that's reinforced each time I see my mama is this: for those you are closest too and are at a stage in life where each living day is never taken for granted, they don't care about material things as they have everything they need. It's about time. The time spent is far greater than any material thing you can buy. Time spent is far greater than a ball game. Time spent is the most important gift one can bestow upon those that gave you life. 

 

The time spent yesterday and the love shared in that room  can't be measured monetarily.  

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Glad all went well for you and that your bond with family is so close.

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Great story.

 

Thanks for sharing.

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There's nothing like a North Carolina mom ! My mom passed a couple years ago at 96 . What you just shared described how my mom was too , except that she was a nominal tarheel fan. Her sister's kids are  big state fans though. ( As long as its not duke, right ?)

Anyway , thanks for the post. Very thankful we were able to take care of mom for 5 years at our house and got to spend all that time with her.

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On 11/27/2018 at 7:36 PM, Sam said:

Great story.

 

Thanks for sharing.

Same here. Good on you. I work at a skilled nursing facility...Most folks do not get visitors. It is sad. 

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