Thread bare skin

My mother is hanging on to this world stronger than she was one week ago. 
I have been spending every other night in her room at my younger sisters house, sleeping at the foot of her hospital bed, listening for her to awaken so that I could help her.

She is still quite a force and yet her skin is so thin that it's difficult to believe her body can be sustained by such a thread-bare coat.

But it does. 

We are capable of much more than we realize.