It was Mum's birthday on Sunday. I think she had a good day although it was no doubt quite a tiring day for her. Lots of visitors and no less than 3 birthday cakes!
This time last year Mum was in a rehab bed after breaking her leg in a fall and the outlook was not that bright - in fact I wasn't really sure that she would see her 79th birthday! It hasn't been an easy year and there have been a lot of changes for Mum, Dad, bro, sis and me to deal with but I am so grateful that Mum is still with us. Dad has borne the brunt of the changes and continues to do a fabulous job of caring for Mum even though he finds it difficult sometimes.
I wonder what the year ahead holds and yet am glad that I don't know; it is easier to deal with things one day at a time. As my Mum often says "cross that bridge when you come to it"!