Hi Guys and Gals!
Had another episode today! Momma took another spill and whacked her head off the wall. Was sent to the ER for a cat scan. My brother and I both saw her there and she was so darn cute. She ended up being fine and she was hilarious! Said she went her whole life w/o seeing stars and saw them twice in one week! LOL! ⭐ But then it got a little serious. She still thinks she can walk. I don’t know how to handle her. Sometimes I play along, and some times I tell her she’s being crazy so to speak. Today, when she told us she is ok, once she gets up, I asked her is she still thinks she can walk. She said yes! I said Mom, you can’t walk. You haven’t been able to walk since July and tears start streaming down my cheeks even though I’m doing my darnedest to stop them. Then she looked like she was going to cry and said, but I’ve walked my whole life! 😢 And I said, I know, and I know it’s easy to forget, because I still do sometimes too. And for a moment she got it. But I have a message in about a seatbelt on her wheelchair. I’m not sure if she is trying to get out or slides out. Will figure it all out tomorrow. And I’m also hoping to get her upstairs so we will see.
Had a new WONDERFUL contractor at the house! I hope he’s up for the bid because if he is, I know with 100% certainty that I can breathe easy, and Moms house will be taken care of while we are back in Texas! Sure hope so! 🙏
And now for a little inspiration. I was down in the dumpers this weekend. Packing up your childhood home and your Moms whole world is not fun. Not even a little bit. In fact, it sucks a big fatty. But I need to stay focused on the good and all of the wonderful out there! For example:
A very wonderful and loving friend’s church, had a basket bingo, and raised $1500 for my Mom. I had NO idea!! she called and said she had something for me! Her and her mother came over and handed me a check! Right out of the blue! These people DON’T even know her! Can you believe it? There is so much good!!
Second, a woman that I have met in Texas ONE, yes, that’s ONE time gave the largest donation yet. I want to give this lady all the recognition that she deserves, but also want to respect her privacy. This lady never met my Mom. But she was forwarded my story by a friend, also in Texas. She emailed me and told me what she was willing to do. Instantly, I thought it was a scam. No WAY would someone do this for me or there HAD to be strings attached! But it wasn’t and she did! Big time! She wrote a cashiers check to me and another to my Mom and said that was just to get us started! Are you kidding me? I told her she is my angel on earth and I believe it! I can NEVER repay her but can’t wait to give her the biggest hug when I get to back to Texas! She will never know what she has done for me and my Mom. And I honestly and truly think of her every. single. day. 💚
And finally, Steve Walden, Mom’s realtor, has been amazing! He met my Mom waaaaaaaaaaaaay 😜 back, when my Mom was a realtor too! They stayed in touch, she processed his loans at Countrywide, but they mostly ran into each other at happy hours. Every knows Momma loves her some happy hours 😉👍🍻 and he was our realtor for our purchase in PA too. So it’s safe to say he’s a family friend! Do you know how hard this man has worked for Mom! It’s nuts! And to top it all off, he isn’t making ONE cent! Any money he makes above and beyond his fees, he’s putting right back into the Love for Linda Fund! He bought a calendar and have it to MOM! And THEN, he worked the entire breakfast at the fire company less than 2 weeks after having surgery on BOTH feet, cleaning up trash all day long in pain! Seriously people! Call him for your real estate needs ASAP! firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the stuff that makes me smile and gets me through the tough stuff (most of the time). This and my miracle man and babies!
And finally, thanks for continuing to go through this journey with me and for all of your support. I guess my biggest fear was people forgetting. While everyone else moves on with their lives, Mom is still in the hospital, with half a shaved head, thinking she can walk! We are still hear, with no Christmas decorations but a mini tree on a TV stand, getting ready for anything! It’s been such a long, emotional, painful, never ending road. And I thank you all, for sticking it out with me. 💓 Ok. It was a long day. Peace out! Xo