Good Morning!! I’ve been in Texas since Tuesday morning, and I’m taking a quick minute to say hi and update.
My mom is doing very well since her surgery, she is moving doing a bit more each day. I am so pleased she is healing well. Monday she returns to the surgeon to have the staples removed. It’s been good to help her out, do small things for her and enjoy her company.
Daddy is temporarily living in the building next door, in an assisted living memory care unit. He has a small guest apartment and has three meals a day. He actually went down to the painting activity yesterday!! This is not my father usually. This is where is should probably be living, if he didn’t have my mom’s help he would be. The staff is phenominal, so kind and professional yet caring at what they do. The garden is lovely and I plan on having coffee with him out there this morning!! Even through dementia and Parkinson’s Disease I still see glimpses of my dad, and when I do it makes me smile and and so happy to have him with us. Aging is not for wimps, it’s often difficult and robs the person of much of who they were. That’s for another day I think.
I’ve also had a little time with my sister, Ouida…she is the best!! Much of this has been hard on her, she’s the oldest and takes on the largest part of the caregiver role for my folks. I love her so much, and yet worry about the stress this brings to her. I’ll be having lunch with her today before my flight home.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend….and folks, if you still have your parents in your life, take a minute to hug or call them…..I can’t do it enough now!!!