Hope you are all safe, and warm this Sunday evening! That storm was a doozie! Sandy was one mad wench! She knocked down a tree onto Mom’s pool, as well as our power, cable and my spirits. It’s a shame it takes a storm like that to remind me what a spoiled brat I/we are. For some reason the storm or just one thing piling on another had me at the end of my rope. I was down in the dumps big time – but I’m back and ready to continue this never ending ordeal! 👊😉
Mom is doing so good. So proud of her. 👏 She stood for 5 minutes this week with minimal assistance! They even threw around the idea of attempting steps! She too, was down in the dumps during the storm. Bad weather seems to have a very negative effect on her (in my opinion). But for the most part shes been upbeat, happy, a smarty pants – the usual! As always, there is a lot going on. We are starting the appeal process for the decision to release her to ‘custodial care’ right now. We will see how that goes. And for the biggest news of all – we bought her a new house and sold her current house. This was the hardest decision ever, but I feel in my heart of heart (without a doubt) that this was 100% the correct thing to do. I am so excited about her new house and so is she. We had her there twice (once on Tuesday and once today). She even said that last night she couldn’t sleep because she was excited to go and see it again today. She’s memorized the address! I told her what was happening through this entire process and kept nothing a secret from her. I know many of you disagree with this decision and may not think this was the right thing to do – and if this is the case, bring your issues to me, not her. I want my Mom to continue to be excited about her new house and focus on getting better. That is it. If you want to know how or why this decision was made – I will be happy to explain it in detail. And finally, please don’t judge me until you’ve been in my shoes, because my family has given up our entire lives for the past 4 months and are 110% devoted to doing what we think is best for Mom because she deserves nothing less. Not a pro here. Not an expert. But doing the best I can. I would hope that everyone could see that. So although it will be very hard for everyone to leave this house and the millions of wonderful memories we all have made here – it is time to move forward. Email me for the address! I don’t want it on here cause you never know who reads this! I can’t wait to make this house hers and everything she deserves. She closes on both December 17th. And Steve Walden is the BEST realtor on Earth. I strongly recommend him for any real estate needs. He’s a great realtor and friend to this family. Thank you Steve!
If you see a copy of the story in the Patkland Press – please save me a copy! And we are so excited for the breakfast on the 11th! I just can’t think of anything else! Really looking forward to it! I asked Mom is she wanted to come again. I think the best thing to do is have the nurses get her ready at 9:30, send a car, and she can make the decision on the spot. It varies from day to day so we shall see. Also, please don’t forget the van is here for everyone and anyone to use. Please – it does wonders for her. It’s so easy. Even if you just go for a drive.
And FINALLY – thank you to my amazing husband. No one can imagine the toll this has taken on myself and my family. There are days when we can’t speak of anything else. We have no idea what is going to happen to us. There are days that I am a complete mess and I can’t even stand to be around myself! I could go on and on but I’m sure you can imagine! But Brent has stuck by me through it all. He has been the most supportive, understanding husband I could have ever asked for. He researches non-stop. He thinks about Mom and us constantly, even when he’s 1500 miles away. He’s never once questioned me or what we are still doing here or my love for my Mom. I love him now more than ever before and I couldn’t do this without him 💚 now you can puke. 😘 LOL!
Love you all and can’t wait to see many of you this weekend!