Daughter Hopes Her Mother is Around for the Newborn Baby. What Happens to Her Mother Next is a Miracle.

It’s always a sight for sore eyes when you witness your mother or father taking care of your daughter or son. Seeing the previous... Daughter Hopes Her Mother is Around for the Newborn Baby. What Happens to Her Mother Next is a Miracle.

It’s always a sight for sore eyes when you witness your mother or father taking care of your daughter or son. Seeing the previous generation interact with the next in your family tree just makes you smile, doesn’t it?


I can honestly say it was the best of times and the worst of times.

I was joyfully expecting my first child at the same time that my once-energetic, zestful mother was losing her battle with a brain tumor.

For ten years, my fiercely independent and courageous mother had fought, but none of the surgeries or treatments had been successful. Still, she never lost her ability to smile. But now, finally, at only fifty-five, she became totally disabled — unable to speak, walk, eat or dress on her own.

As she grew closer and closer to death, my baby grew closer and closer to life inside me. My biggest fear was that their lives would never connect. I grieved not only for the upcoming loss of my mother, but also that she and my baby would never know each other.

My fear seemed well-founded. A few weeks before my due date, Mother lapsed into a deep coma. Her doctors did not hold any hope; they told us her time was up. It was useless to put in a feeding tube, they said; she would never awaken.


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