It’s Friday and I have all the feels today. It’s been a week of blursdays again but hey- that just seems to be how this year is going. Not just for me, either. It appears everyone feels about the same way about things about now.
A neighbor posted on Nextdoor this week that she wanted to do something nice for the folks in the assisted living center down the road. She was open to anything and if you know me at all you know that I had to jump on that bandwagon. So the past couple of days were spent making some really simple cards for each of the residents. I usually do not make the exact same card but it seemed like this time it is what made sense so I could crank them out. They are just fun little cards to let each resident know that they are loved.
What do you think? A great use for some of those teabags that I haven’t used. I ran out of the round ones and had to go to some of the rectangular ones but they turned out cute and hopefully will bring a smile or two when the cards are opened.
As most of my readers know I have not been able to go see my mom who is in a memory care unit in Ohio since February. I am itching to go see her but she was not allowed visitors until about a month ago. Visits are all outside, distanced very far apart and masked. Visitors have to schedule visits, have temperatures taken and answer all the questions before they can even be considered. My brother Chris and his wife Shari have been to see my mom multiple times and this week he sent some really great pictures of her.
My heart is so happy. He said she knew them this visit and she just looks happy. Of course she is not masked and I have not seen her full face for months as she has always been masked up. I suspect they had her sitting even farther away during this visit but they were able to get some good pictures of her with their phone by zooming in a bit.
I am feeling all the feels today. Missing her and feeling sad that I have not seen her in person but so happy that my brother and sister in law have been vigilant in making those visits and sending pictures and reports. Happy to know that there are no cases in her care facility after a VERY rough year. Anxious to be able to go visit but knowing it is still going to be awhile.
Making the cards for the residents of Cedar Mountain House connected me to my mom in a little way. I know there are many who are caring for her and standing in my place just as there are people doing that for loved ones everywhere. I really don’t have any idea of what health care workers are going through during this horrible time but I am so very grateful for each and every one of them.
It was just two years ago that my mom had congestive heart failure and we weren’t sure if she was going to pull through. Thanks to some great care she recovered and even though her dementia has progressed we are still so grateful to have her with us. It has been an interesting year in so many ways but I continue to be hopeful and anticipate a day soon when I can visit her again. Have a great weekend, my friends, and remember that you are loved. By me. Thanks for stopping by.