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Her name was Evangeline!

  Today is Mother's Day. And while many are with their moms today celebrate them, I lost mine in 2009 just days before her 64th birthday. I was her caregiver for a good nine years while she was on dialysis. That was a record . Most people don't last that long especially as sick as she was. People always remarked about her sunny and joyful disposition. No matter how she felt that day. She rarely showed impatience. I do know she hated that everyone called her Betty, which was her first name. She wanted to be called by her middle name, Evangeline. But people would mangle it, or call her something so totally different, so she just told them to call her Betty.  Once she told me she wanted a tattoo of a star. I wish I had found a temporary one for her. She was also quietly funny. She would just say things that would surprise people that it came out of her mouth. She took a writing class once and would write the funniest things. She should of published some of her stories. But she was

Dreaming smells

 Is it possible to dream of smells? I have dreamed of a blue so beautiful that I know I won't see it this side of Heaven. I have dreamed of snippets of songs that were forgotten upon waking up. But last night was a new one. I woke up at 3 am. I don't know why. Both cats were asleep on the bed and quiet. But I was made aware of an overwhelming smell of garlic, like someone was cooking an Italian meal. I got up to check around, but by the time I got some water and went to the bathroom, the smell had disappeared. But that was so weird. I have heard and been seeing lately that sometimes God wakes people up at 3 am for a reason so I prayed for Him to show me why I was awaken by garlic smells. But I couldn't keep my eyes open. It was just a strange experience.