Happy Mother’s Day to the most amazing, strongest and feistiest person I know!
💖 Love you, Momma!
My mom, Carole Mitchell, was chosen as Elderlink Home Care, Inc.‘s senior of the month for July! They are choosing one person a month to celebrate their 30 years in business. We were so elated to get this news! My mom certainly deserves recognition for her years of service in business and devotion to friends and family! And it included a $300 grant!
Thank you, Elderlink! And thank you, Shannon U, for telling me about the nominations for this!
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Getting my mom there was a challenge due to her health and battle with lung cancer and my sister is fighting breast cancer. She has had several surgeries and a ton of chemo treatments. This summer, she will be facing radiation M-F for six weeks!
Being there without my brother was extremely hard on us all. We went to his grave site and bawled in devastation. This was the first time we had seen the bench my sister designed and it was breath-taking and the most amazing memorial I have ever laid eyes on. It was incredible!
I looked for you at home.
I looked for you at your grave.
But you are not there.
Where you stood beside me
and where you loved me,
there is a giant hole.
I wish you were in my arms.
But I rejoice that you are with Jesus
… and you are in my heart.
I love you Big Brudder!! My life is not the same without you.
Even as a child, I told my mom I would take care of her when I grew up. In my twenties, before I got sick, I was looking at a townhouse to buy for her. I always imagined I would provide her a home and wonderful care. But I can’t even care for myself and need help too.
So, Wayne does a lot of shopping for her, I do things remotely with ordering and other things, give her rides when I shouldn’t, help her around the house when I can barely stand, etc. 1-2 times a week. I have been unable to do my own therapies, doctor appts, dishes, etc. but I wish I could do so much more!! She is so alone and needs help daily!
Thank you to Mary, Barb, Briana, SR and Pam for helping her when you can and most of all for being a friend to her! I cannot tell you how much your love means to my mom and to me!!
Do any of you know a nice lady who might need a cheap place to live in exchange for helping her part time? The landlords would raise my mom’s rent, so there would be a small charge depending on how many hours the person helps. Just a thought.
I have blocked my mom from this post, because she feels horribly guilty when people help her and hates being in this position! I am sure we all will when the time comes. But at least most people have a child or relative who is not ill and sometimes the means to get other help.
Honestly, with losing my brother then getting Peppermint Patty intended for good therapy turning out to rip out my heart and several other tragedies and challenges that I keep getting hit with, on top of normal daily mountains, I have never been in such a bad place.
Thanks for listening and thank you for your prayers,