So many of you have asked about my mom..you are so kind. She is holding her own is what I tell most people recently. She is down to 87 pounds....yes. She is what some would say skin and bones.. very shaky. She doesn't talk as much anymore. I think her processing of some things is just too hard. Other things going on in other parts of her brain still work well. We watched Jeopardy the other night and she would beat me on some answers!!! Sometimes she can't think of words and Dad and I start trying to fill in the blank, and I know it frustrates her.
A Hospice nurse comes twice a week to check on her, and another aide comes twice a week to help her bathe and is just so sweet.I fill in the rest of the time when dad needs to run errands or has his own appointments.
She is eating, just not large amounts. She is not on pain medication.
She still can get out of bed and make it out to her sunroom to enjoy the outdoors and flowers from there. I'm glad she has that. My dad added that on for her a little while back, and she has truly loved that gift. Here's a cute photo of her out in the sunroom when we were celebrating Justin's HS graduation a few years back. (*I can tell he thinks I was going to let his cake slide off!!-can you??)
Mom had on a cute little pink outfit with sparkly flipflops around the bottom of the shirt. She always liked to wear colorful outfits. She always has matching earrings and shoes...And ALWAYS lipstick! She taught me - Always wear some lipstick, and you'll look fine! (Her mama taught her!)I miss seeing that. She stays in her pj's now.
She has started wanting to clear out stuff, and I suppose is thinking of Dad and all that she doesn't want him to have to mess with after she has left this earth....
Mama has given me so much statuary...angels, children holding birds and bunnies, a big fountain... Below is a small concrete cherub pot that came out of that sunroom. It sits in my house now, on a little wooden chair that was mama's when SHE was a little girl. She sat on it, then I sat on it at my Grandmother's, and then my kids sat on it in our home. Now...it is only on display. But!..if I ever have some grandbabies!...........it will be used again.
Mom loves angels...me too! :-)
Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts as we travel down this path with mom as she finishes her long battle with cancer...over 15 years!!!! She is a trooper.
She loves the Lord, and has passed that love down to me. I know where she will be after she takes her last breath here. No doubts. And I will be there with her too, one day! It is hard to watch a loved one struggle with all of this. Thank you for asking about her, my dad, and Justin, and me!
Hugs to all of you. Thank you for your prayer support. I am grateful that you would take a moment to whisper a prayer to God to strengthen us and comfort us. God is good. Bloggy friends are awesome.