February 2, 2020

Mom’s friend died yesterday. I received a text a little after 10 p.m. Mom was already in bed. I was asked to tell mom (instead of the person texting me telling mom). Around 2 a.m. I decided to go out to the family room to see if I could find the movie Groundhog Day. Just as I opened my bedroom door mom came out of the kitchen. She said she couldn’t sleep. She’d been thinking about her friend. That was my opening to tell her that her friend had died. Mom didn’t react much, though I could tell she was sad. So I suggested we go watch Groundhog Day if we could find it. And that’s what we did. In the middle of the night we watched a movie. We laughed. She seemed to forget about her friend. When she went back to bed she slept.

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