Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Another Mother's Day has come and gone and I am so thankful that I still have my mother here. For the past few years my nephew will cook chicken on the grill on Mother's Day and we have a get together. This year I went out with friends and dropped mom off at my sister's. I stopped at my sister's to pick mom up when I came back and my sister had already taken her home. They had a wonderful day sitting out on the patio, in the shade watching the grandkids on the trampoline.

My sister will be talking with her boss tomorrow and letting him know that she will be quitting. She will go in for a couple of hours to get some work done but then will come over to the house. She will not be moving in for good just yet and will use the small bedroom (my computer room) to sleep in. It is big enough for a twin bed, rocking chair and my desk and that is it. There is no closet nor room to make one. We will rearrange the basement and make a room down there for her. I will have a couple of outlets installed on the wall for her lamp and fan. She and mom went down in the basement when she brought mom home and mom was getting a little excited talking about it. Mom wants to build walls to give her a private room and my sister could care less. All she is going to be doing is sleeping down there. My basement is nice and cool so I know she will love that, in the summer I will go down there to read cause it is more comfortable. She will have room for her wardrobes and dressers down there.

Mom was upset at first about having to have someone with her all the time but now she is looking at it from our view point. She is also excited because she will not be here by herself anymore. With sis here she will keep mom busy and get her up and moving instead of just sitting in the chair looking out the window. I worry about her every day when I go to work. If I call the house and she doesn't answer I get worried. Now I know that she will be ok, that is such a relief to me. I know that no matter what we will come through this stronger and better. I am also glad that no matter what my mom will be able to stay in our home with family to take care of her.
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  • LEXIE63
    I think what you and your sister are doing for your Mum is admirable! I've worked with Altzheimers sufferers in nursing homes, and I know how hard it is on the relatives especially.
    Your Mum is a very lucky lady. :-)
    Lex xxx
    2504 days ago
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