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Mom is 99!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I just returned from a week with my mom who celebrated her 99th yesterday. She seemed to have a pretty good day. She's always been a very negative person and that has exaggerated with age. I was so hoping she could find peace and joy. I guess that is not to be. She did talk about a lot of her past and I could see that some of those memories brought a shimmer of happiness. It was hard to leave her today to fly home. I wish I could be there for her full time. She did let me restore her gardens, cut her hair, give her a pedicure and organize her clothes. She wanted more makeup as she still uses foundation, blush and lipstick each day. I know that helps her feel a bit better. I am so thankful to have been able to spoil the birthday gir emoticon
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VOLARI52 3/17/2013 9:27AM

    She is lucky to have you as a daughter......

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SWIMLOVER 3/16/2013 8:48PM

  You are so Blessed to have your Mom and celebrate her 99th birthday with her!
emoticon to your Mom!

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JEANNE229 3/15/2013 12:16PM

    Amazing longevity. Is she still living on her own?

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MSLZZY 3/15/2013 7:23AM

    emoticon Mom! Celebrating 99 years is quite a feat. So glad you could be there with her.

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HEALTHYSLIM2 3/15/2013 3:14AM

    Wow - 99! Happy birthday to your mom!!!
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JTREMBATH 3/15/2013 2:25AM

    emoticon To your Mum

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SPEEDY143 3/15/2013 2:19AM

    emoticon emoticon glad you enjoyed your week with your mom and I know every time she looks at her garden she will think happy thoughts of YOU emoticon

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NASFKAB 3/14/2013 11:53PM

  emoticon to MOM

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LIBBYL1 3/14/2013 11:52PM

  that is quite something! and wonderful that she still cares about how she looks - and that you treat her like this

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FRUSTRATEDOMA 3/14/2013 11:42PM

    WOW HOW SPECIAL THAT YOU CAN DO THIS FOR YOUR MOM. HOW SPECIAL THAT SHE STILL TAKES PRIDE IN HER APPEARANCE. MY HUSBANDS AUNT WHO IS 92 TOLD US DON'T GET OLD IT IS NOT FUN. I AM SURE AT THEIR AGE IT IS HARD TO BE POSITIVE BUY ENJOY THE GOOD MEMORIES AND TIMES YOU HAD TOGETHER.

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DJ4HEALTH 3/14/2013 11:17PM

    Happy Birthday to your mom!! emoticon

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PMFISH 3/14/2013 9:59PM

    Sounds like you made your Mom's birthday special! emoticon emoticon

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 3/14/2013 9:10PM

    Yes, you are very blessed to be able to share your Mom's 99th BD with her. That is a gift. emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 3/14/2013 8:13PM

    Wow...99 is quite an achievement! My mom is "only" 91! Like yours, mine tends to be pretty negative about so many things and I also have hoped she will find some peace and joy in her life. I live about 3 hours from her, so we try to visit her at least 1-2 times per month (except during winter when we're gone--that doesn't make her happy either). Regardless, I feel blessed to still have mine with me and I can tell you feel the same way. What a wonderful thing you did by visiting her and doing all kinds of TLC things with her and for her! Happy Birthday to MOM!! Hugs, Jeannie

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ARNETTELEE 3/14/2013 7:29PM

  Happy birthday to mom!

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JILLIEWILLIE1 3/14/2013 7:18PM

    What a nice Birthday for her! I bet she really appreciates all of your efforts! emoticon

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LINOVER 3/14/2013 7:11PM

    That is fantastic! Sounds like she is doing okay for being 99 years old. Your family must have very good genes!

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LKWQUILTER 3/14/2013 7:10PM

    You are so blessed to still have your mama. Happy Birthday to her!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 3/14/2013 7:05PM

  Well that is amazing about her age. Although she is negative, it sounds like she has some things going for her, and it was nice she let you do these things for her. I hope you both received pleasure from it.

I do know there are a bunch of seniors in this category. You just really want to get through to them about this, and they can be pretty set in their ways, and not open. We jus have to keep praying that God will open their eyes to these ways of thinking an acting emoticon .

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BECKYSFRIEND 3/14/2013 6:27PM

    emoticon emoticon 99 years young-she sounds like a special lady

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COLEYMERRY 3/14/2013 6:14PM

    Glad you could have a good visit with your mom! :)

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