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Sunday, February 19, 2017

HAPPY AND SAD

Today was both a sad and happy day.

The "sad" was at the start. The morning routine was interrupted by my request that Mom wash her hair. It makes it SOOOO much easier to make her presentable! That plus I knew it must have been a while. The last time, I realized she used no shampoo. She just wet her head and called it clean. Ugh....

THIS time, she seemed truly confused by the idea of shampoo. I had to do it for her. I knew the day was coming when she would be less independent but was hoping it would be awhile before personal hygiene was affected. We don't always get what we want. Ever....
Of course I know enough to not be surprised. But of course, I wanted to crawl in a hole for a minute and just get out the emotion of despair that filled my heart.  My Mother, the light in my day, will need me now more than ever. And it will get no easier as time continues to take its toll on her.

The good part of the day was the Car Show and the ride after. It was a beautiful day and we took full advantage. I got a little ride on the motorcycle in and we were lucky enough to get to the show at a good time. I took videos of every row of vehicles and Mom seemed happy to meet new folks. She always wants to let then know she hopes to see them again and most folks take it in stride. Her compassion for others has not diminished at all!

Despite the challenges, I still feel lucky to be able to put a smile on Moms face and give her the joy in life she always wanted. She may forget about it soon after but I know deep down she feels happy and content in her new life with me.

What more could I ask?






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