I started this blog as a way to cope with my Mother's physical illness and dementia. She died right before Christmas, 2011 and the focus moved toward losing a loved one. This blog has proved to be a great outlet for me to revisit the last 7 months of her life. Dealing with the pain has been hard. Writing down my memories and frustration seems to have helped me let it go a bit. It has not be an easy thing to do but I hope that has managed to provide a bit of comfort for someone who is dealing with this now. It proved to be a lot harder than I even imagined to keep up with this blog, I have so many entries that I wrote but never published - they just didn't feel right.
I have tried to be honest with my feelings even though I am not proud of how I handled my situation at times. She was an incredible lady and I hope some of her personality before the dementia came through.
Everyone deals with the decline of a loved one in different ways. My writing is based on how I dealt with my Mother's decline. Other people may share my viewpoint and may have experienced similar feelings, or maybe you think that I am so wrong to have felt that way.
Monthly Archives: December 2011
I bid 2011 a not so fond farewell. In every sense, this was a difficult year for my family. January: my husband retired from his job as Postmaster of Bethune, SC. I know he loved his job and part of … Continue reading
Wednesday morning, December 28th: Sleep would be good right about now. Sleep would have been good 2 1/2 hours ago. I really like to sleep but right now just can’t manage to sleep. I have a good reason, my Mother … Continue reading
We lost our Mother on Friday, December 23. Since December 13th – her condition declined daily. On the 20th, she last enjoyed her morning coffee and danish and got to enjoy sitting on her front porch in the sun one last time. The … Continue reading
My Mother is entering the last and to me the scariest part of her illness – the end. Nothing much between her and the other side except a stubborn determined spirit that will not let her give up. But her … Continue reading
I was not a caregiver, just a daughter trying her best to help her Mother. Since she could no longer drive, I would take her to the grocery store and doctor. I knew she loved ice cream, so I would … Continue reading
Momma and Pup Pup just hanging out on the porch The title of this post comes from my Mother’s confused way of looking at things. It should have been called the The Head of the House because she told us one … Continue reading