Saturday, August 24, 2013

how did we get here?

Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's hard — visiting my mom at the nursing home. The fact that she seems happy there, and even happier to see us, is great. But some of the "ambiance," and the lessening ability to understand what she's saying, can be difficult. But we have to focus on the good things. Like her friendship with one of her fellow residents, and how they smile and really seem to enjoy each other. They make each other laugh, even though their words are frequently unintelligible. Like how mom just looking at her granddaughter seems to bring her great joy. Like the gorgeous view outside the common room window, and how she enjoys watching all that's going on outside. She is still interested in life. And for that I'm truly thankful.

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