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.
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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
We spent a little time the other day talking to a neighbor who is taking care of her Mother. My husband and I had no problem relating to her situation. Our conversation brought back many not so distant memories.
This is the 6 month anniversary of my Mother’s death. The chaplin and our hospice social worker called to check on us. We are fine and adjusting. I still have caught myself getting ready to call her, old habits are … Continue reading
The past seven months have been spent at my Mother’s house. Our daily routine would be the same every day. My Mother always was a person of habit and the dementia did not take that away. Up until the last few … Continue reading
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