Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tis The Season to be...??

Things have been a whirl wind for the past three weeks, my mother is not doing well and it's with a very heavy heart I tell you, she will be going into assisted living on Tuesday. I have been traveling back and forth to Virginia, with my last stay being over a week. It's so hard to have to make arrangements for something you just don't believe is happening to you or your mom and truly never thought would.

My family and friends will be spending Christmas Day with my mom in her "new home", hoping she will settle in and feel it's a bit like home. We are moving her things tomorrow and she will come on Tuesday, I would like to have everything in place and ready for her. She will be able to have her wonderful companion, Gus, her cat, who has been a true friend for the past 9-1/2 years, so I am hoping he will help her be more comfortable in her new surroundings. He will be there waiting for her at the door! This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in my life, but am thankful she is still here and can enjoy Christmas with us, once again and hope she will have many more holidays with us.

Remember what Christmas is all about. It's about family, friends, sharing, caring and loving each other every day, not just at Christmas time, but all year long!

May each of you have a wonderful Christmas!

Mimi

6 comments:

The French Bear said...

Mimi, it is so hard to make this decision, but hopefully everything will work out for the best. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Have wonderful visit and enjoy all the time you can with your family!!
Merry Christmas,
Hugs,
Margaret B

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

A difficult decision almost all of us will have to make at some point ... best wishes for a peaceful and joyous holiday with your family.

Nancy said...

Mimi, this post brought tears to my eyes. I empathize and hope for the best for you and your family. Merry Christmas to all.

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Mimi!
Just wanted to drop in and wish you a Happy New Year! So sorry to hear about what you've been going through with your mom. I hope the move went ok and that she is adjusting well to her new home. You're in my thoughts!
-Karoline

C. Dianne Zweig said...

thought id stop by and wish you a Happy New Year...come visit, Dianne

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