I was heartbroken to realize mom was crying this afternoon. It breaks my heart to see her cry. She gets confused when she cries.
When I sat her down to talk, I apologized for not realizing she wasn’t feeling her best and asked what the problem was. Mom proceeded to tell me she was upset with herself and didn’t know what to do.
Do to health reasons, mom has recently had to give up driving and gave her car to my youngest sister. If she’s not driving, why carry the cost of a car. Well, this afternoon, when mom went out to gather her tools for gardening and realized she did not have everything she needed, life hit her in the face.
When the thought of her inability to drive hit her, she lost it. She says it felt like her independence was flying out the door. She said she understood and knew it was time, but it would take her some time to get used to the feeling.
She wanted to go to Wal-mart and realized she could not drive. She said it hit hard and she started crying. When she asked me where she could plant her plants in the sun, I argued with her for asking because I was almost asleep.
Barry helped me outside to go through the gardening spots with mom. We spent an hour outside helping her decide where she needs to plant certain things. Just that hour of time outside with her eased the painful thoughts she was having. Talking it out helped. We talked as we looked for garden spots, she felt better when we all decided it was time to eat.
She is thrilled that, my sister Sandy, is taking her to my nephew, Daniel’s college graduation, next weekend. She was so excited when she told me she was going. Like a big kid going to Six Flags. She got her hair cut, so she’s looking great! Mom likes to dress up and go places. She cleans up well.
I need to check to make sure all of her medications are packed and ready to go. I need to get copies of everything for Sandy. I want her to be set to have a good time. She deserves it.
It is so close to Mother’s Day! I don’t like to see mom upset. Barry and I both are glad Sandy is taking her on this trip. It will do her spirits some good.
Kristie and her family, Barry and I, and now I guess I’ll ask Sandy and Dennis, are taking mom to lunch at the Chinese Buffet in Snellville after church on Sunday. That will perk her up to. She needs to be showered with attention at times. We all love you very much, Mom!
- Getting Your Mother’s Day Plants: Garden Centers in Pittsburgh (local.answers.com)
- Give Mom a Gardening Gift for Mother’s Day! (kathykares.wordpress.com)
- 8 Things to Consider Before Starting Your Self-Sufficiency Garden (gotimesurvival.com)
- Mother’s Day on a Shoe String Budget (trendythriftynow.com)
- 5 Garden Inspired Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day! (iwishforapp.blogspot.com)
- On Mother’s Day… (toddlohenry.com)
Life certainly does a turn-around on us doesn’t it. One day they were worrying about and taking care of us and then WHAM we change places. I haven’t quite gotten their yet but I see the road signs ahead and it makes me sad some times. Your delight in making your mother feel good made me feel good! Thanks for sharing :).
Thank you for the kind words. Trying to keep her happy and enjoy the time I have with her. With my illness or hers, you never know!…Jill
What a sweet post by a good daughter, Jill. xo
I still misbehave…just ask her…..Jillxo