At the end of my visits we always pray. I ask them what we should pray about and the mother suggested all the caregivers in the world and especially the ones helping them. I put the words to prayer and we ended with The Lord’s Prayer.
As I was leaving the mother said to me, “Now, you take care of yourself.”
I was moved to reply, “Thank you so much for mothering me.” We looked at each other; the moment was complete.
What a God moment for me! I felt my own mother’s mothering. My mother wouldn’t have said it exactly like that, but the spirit was similar. Very grateful.