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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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