#walkwithmominmyheart

On the morning of 3 April 2021 my mother suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke in the basal ganglia region of her brain. Although, remarkably, she has recovered quite a bit of language and some capacity to swallow, she remains profoundly paralyzed. Bright spots are nearly daily visits on zoom, where she teases and jokes with family members. Because she cannot walk and I cannot yet get the US to see her now some two months hence, I have been “taking her for a walk in my heart” every day. These photos are from some of those walks, that daily effort to walk with and for her, to hold her with me even as I am some 2300 kilometres away from Ohio in Nova Scotia.