She thought she should have told him that She don’t want to stay here. But then her little voice in her mind replied “Does that even matter to him ?” She pushed that sarcastic voice aside, was waiting with a huge bag to get the room cleaned.
One elderly man approached her to take her bag , he smiled and said “ You can have the room all to yourself, He wanted you to be comfortable during your stay”.
She blurted out the most pressing question she had “ Where is he ?”
That man looked at her with concern and replied “He left mam. Didn’t he tell you ?”
Her eyes crowded with tears , each step they were taking seemed heavy and the path seemed so long.
She said with shaking voice “He did. I might have forgotten it. Oh my poor memory”. She placed her hand in wall for support.
“We will take good care of you, He will call you for sure” That man replied in flat tone.
“I know he will” , She replied doubtfully, even staying in the same house , he couldnt find time to talk to her all these years.
They came to her room and she settled down , unpacked her bag and started to make it her home. She daily prayed for his health and wellness. she just wished he would come one day to take me home, Her life moved on in the same hope.
#Irony of Mother in the old age home.