Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Captured Moment

On a whim I used my iPhone to record my Mom as I sat by her bed. She couldn't respond to me but I wanted to bring something back to my siblings so they could feel like they were there with me. I recorded my hand holding and stroking her hand as they were the one thing that remained familiar to me. I panned the iPhone eye up to record her face and then back to my hand holding hers while my thumb stroked across her 85 year old knuckles.
I did not realize that I was capturing her last moments of life. That a few hours later she would slip away from this world.

Now I find myself playing that video over and over. It is infinetly precious to me.

5 comments:

Peaceful said...

how courageous of you to be able to watch it <3
I hope somehow you are able to save it off the phone to preserve such a precious moment...((hug))

Haphazardkat said...

jadey-i brought my netbook with me and dowloaded the video onto it so it is preserved. it is still on my phone but i will remove it from my iphone once im home. i dont want miniwarrior to access it.

Mei Lian 橡媄蓮 said...

I can think of no more precious a thing to record, the time she changed from EWO to Mother. I cry for the thought of it. My thoughts are with you.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Nice to have but heartbreakingly sad.

Not So Simply Single said...

You are a beautiful and brave woman. God bless you!