Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Sons: Stories that Celebrate by Colleen Sell

By Colleen Sell

Can pay tribute to the ability and pleasure of the mother-son courting, celebrating its resonance and the permanence of affection in additional than fifty tales written via usual humans.

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By Colleen Sell

Can pay tribute to the ability and pleasure of the mother-son courting, celebrating its resonance and the permanence of affection in additional than fifty tales written via usual humans.

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The ball slammed into the left side of his head, frac- A Cup of Comfort for Mothers & Sons  45 turing his skull and setting off a chain of events that left his brain swollen and bruised. In the first hours after the accident, his memory deteriorated as the condition of his brain worsened. Recalling simple facts, such as the date, his home address, and his sisters’ names, became increasingly difficult for him. Determined to help him hold on to his memory, we filled his hospital room with what mattered most to him: pictures of his eighth-grade teammates, of his dog, and of a recent Easter together as a family.

He doesn’t have to come to see me, but he does. Now, we laugh and talk. Our words are cautious and our emotions guarded, but I feel tremendous hope at any sign that he has not shut me out forever. Positive changes come faster after he marries. As a young husband, he faces new responsibilities and begins to recognize my role as an adult. His attitude softens noticeably when his son is born. Witnessing his son’s birth instantly adds a new dimension to his experience. The next day, he hugs me and tells me he understands a new part of my feelings as a mother.

I unfold them, layer by layer, determined that by remembering I will keep him alive. , now fourteen years old, lies in the neurosurgical intensive care unit of a local hospital. Seven days earlier, he’d joined three other boys in a nearby park to practice baseball. He was the pitcher when his best friend, Ricky, came up to bat. Dale went with the fastball, and Ricky went for the home run. The ball shot from the bat, destined by its speed to fly far over the outfield fence. But it was low, too low.

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