This picture was taken by her Granddaughter Stephanie when she was visiting a couple of summers ago. When Stephanie was a baby Mom took care of her while I worked. She basked in the joy of “Motherhood” once again and loved having charge of a little one. They played on the floor, read books and took walks. All of the things that Grandparents are supposed to do to forge those close relationships. I never worried about her care or if her needs were being met, Mom was there to step in.
Mom now lives in a nursing facility that specializes in Dementia Care. It's set up like a home with living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms and a nice outdoor area with a courtyard that they can come and go freely in warm weather. My Mother's move from her farm could have been traumatic, but she feels like this is home and is very secure and happy again. That means the world to me. When she reached the point that she could no longer live alone, Windcrest provided her the safe home she needed. It's a close-knit little group of 16 ladies who share their lives daily and have become family. Even now, Mom keeps that smile on her face and looks on the bright side. Surely we can learn a lesson from her to make the best of every day that the Lord gives us.
Happy Mother's Day Mom!