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.
Category Archives: caregiver
My Mother died last December 23rd at the age of 94. Up until the last 2 years of her life she was in pretty good shape. Then the downhill spiral began and things changed. Just wanted to share a bit … Continue reading
The first anniversary of my Mom’s death will be Sunday, December 23rd, 2012. We will celebrate Christmas with our family on Sunday. Momma will be remembered in so many ways. I plan to cook macaroni and cheese. I just wish … Continue reading
Copper thieves don’t go and get all excited, the copper in her kitchen consist of my Mother’s collection of jelly molds. I have no idea why or when she started collecting the molds, they have been there for many a … Continue reading
I was taking care of my granddaughter the other day and in an attempt to get a few minutes of rest, I resorted to the cuddling trick. You know that trick, cuddle them up in a chair and get them to stop moving just … Continue reading
My daughter and I are in Alabama visiting my sister and her family this weekend. My Mother is no longer with us but memories of her are everywhere. As I was packing to go, I remembered that my Mom would … Continue reading
The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. But the experience with my Mother made me realize that you can also go through these stages when your life changes dramatically. My Mother’s care was taking more and more of … Continue reading