Life Lately

4.14.2017

Happy Good Friday y'all! I visited my mom this morning and thought I would share a couple of photos I grabbed while there. Below is a picture of the facility she is in for the next few weeks. I'm not sure how long she will have to stay, but I know she gets closer to going home with each passing day. She has been suffering with depression, but today got a new prescription that I pray will help her with that. It's so hard to watch a parent be miserable, but she always loves any visits she gets which have been daily lately. I wasn't planning on going this morning, but she called me and asked if I could come so of course I went and Mr. Savvy went with me. This afternoon my sister visited with her. I knew the day would come that we would have to take care of an aging parent, but of course this was an unforeseen accident and she should be better in about five more weeks.



I try to get her out in the fresh air when possible and today while we were out we spotted one of the many resident geese sitting on eggs that were hatching. I videoed her and you can see it on my instagram since I couldn't figure out how to load it on my blog.

Wishing y'all a Happy Easter!

24 comments:

  1. Love and prayers for you, your sister, and your mom. So glad you can all be nearby and visit with her. Not easy, this aging thing. Happy Easter!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Best of luck for your mother's speedy recovery! My parents have moved much closer to me...but have a new house. I am very lucky...but like you, I know that there will be a time out there in the future when they will need more assistance. Stay strong.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sheila. That's good that they are closer to you.

      Delete
  3. Kim, glad she is close by and you can visit often. It is hard. We recently lost my MIL. She was blessed to have lived a very long life (98 and a half years young). My parents are 20 years younger, but neither are in great health. And battling anxiety and depression can be so hard. My prayers go out to you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She's about 25 to 30 minutes from me and an hour from my sister. I'm just glad it isn't any further and you know Atlanta traffic. Thanks

      Delete
  4. Hi Kim,I'm happy to hear that your mom is improving each day.
    Prayers for you and your family during this challenging time.
    How is sweet little Miss Bailey?!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Rebecca. I wish she was improving each day, but with depression not as quickly as she should. Maybe the new medication will help. Miss Bailey just had her well care check and other than a UTI she is fine.

      Delete
  5. Your mom is so fortunate that she has a wonderful family!! Wishes for a complete recovery soon! Have a great weekend and Easter!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sending prayers and good wishes to your Mom, you and Kelly. Hope the meds work. It is VERY hard to watch a parent decline, I know. We went through it was 3 of ours. Hope you have a very happy Easter!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Pinky and yes it is hard watching one not doing well at all.

      Delete
  7. Prayers and best wishes for a complete recovery for your mom. How wonderful that you and your sister live close enough to see her and take care of her needs. Wishing you a Happy Easter!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hope your mom feels better soon and is back at home. Happy Easter to you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Praying that your Mom will have a speedy recovery and that you and your sister make time to continue to enjoy your families, decorating and life, your Mom would want that. Have a blessed Easter weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Veronica, I would love to stay home more, but she keeps calling me to come in on a day I wasn't planning to. I know she is miserable so if she needs me I go.

      Delete
    2. Absolutely, I understand. Hopefully she will be up and about soon.

      Delete
  10. Caring for aging parents is very hard. I just finished 14 years of that with the passing of my mom, age 95, in February. The depression of my Dad was the hardest to bear when he started to decline. He had always been my big strong Dad that Could always count on. Hopefully, my daughters won't have to start caring for me any time soon or for a very long time. Prayers for you and your mom.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Praying that your mom's new medication lifts her depression soon! It's hard watching our parents age and lose their independence. As daughters, we do what we need to do, don't we?

    ReplyDelete
  12. I completely understand where you are right now, Kim. My mom started failing about 5 years ago. It stated with a fall. She has been in and out of nursing homes, for rehab and care, at her home, at our homes, with 24 hour care, now at 86 she in the nursing home full time as she requires more care than we can give her. We visit several times a week, but somehow it doesn't seem like enough. None of it is easy. I hope that your mom recovers quickly and that she is home again soon and you can just enjoy each other. In the meantime, take care of yourself. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I hope your mum will feel better soon.

    ReplyDelete

DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS