Have you ever really wondered if everything happens for a reason? Sometimes it is really hard to accept that sort of thinking, but ... this... this right here ... is an everything happens for a reason moment.
First, my Mom had always, for as long as I can remember .. I can hear her saying , “I would be happy with windows all around me” —- she has always loved sitting, relaxing with her cup of coffee or tea ... and wishing for a better view.
We sold our home 2 years ago, built a house that would offer a first floor bedroom/bath ... without too much detail - we were completely unhappy with the builder, the development, and the lack of trees. We decided to sell it —- Bam! Sold in 28 days ... and we found the perfect house!
You know when you know when you know? Well, this is it ... and my sweet Momma could not be more happy, and so are we! Meant to be!!!
Momma is doing ok - she sleeps a lot, swallowing is still an issue, but we are managing. Our stand assist is our miracle discovery, and we love being able to get mom around the house —-see the plastic mats on the floor; makes it easy to push her around vs. carpeting.
I do have to care for Mom 100% - personal hygiene, feeding, everything ... but, there is an amazing sense of humility in honoring my Mother in this season.
To those of you new to this forum ... you are in the right place to support this unique and most difficult journey —- I have made some wonderful friends and confidants, that should probably send me an invoice for their invaluable counsel.
Finding the slivers of joy in these chaotic days
— xx Kim
PS - I do have help now - respite twice per week (5 hours x 2 = 10 hours for me to do whatever I want to do for me! 😉)