Celebrate Now.

January 9, 2009. My mother was 95 that day. I didn’t have the party I had planned for her because she had been slightly ill, and I didn’t want to overtax her. “We’ll have it later”, I told her, “when you’re feeling better”. She lived only a few weeks more, and the party never happened.

I took good care of my mom, but was at times frustrated with the constant demands, as any caregiver will become. I don’t feel bad about feeling frustrated, but I will always regret not having given her that party.

Not a long story, but a word to all of  you out there caring for elderly parents. Celebrate with them now. No matter what.

In memory of Irene Grace.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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2 Responses to Celebrate Now.

  1. Beth says:

    What a lovely tribute to your mom. We do what we can; sounds like you were there for her a lot. Hope today was full of good memories for you.

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