Back years ago when Mama was widowed, it became suddenly and shockingly clear that she wasn’t completely capable of being on her own. This was news to us because she had always stepped up and did whatever it took to look after our family. She was quite ingenious and hard working.
“Ronda,” she said one day. “I need you to call the doctor’s office and make my annual appointment.”
“Why can’t you call?” I asked.
“Because I’m afraid to. I get nervous and I’m afraid I’ll say something wrong.”
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/blogs/ronda-rich/10-22-2013/mama-her-own