Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Sad Time

I don't usually write about family on this blog however, I am breaking that rule tonight.

This is my lovely ninety-one year old Mother-In-Law.  We have spend the last week moving her from her home of over thirty years to a residence.

She is healthy, takes less medicine than I do, but her family heritage has caught up with her.  Out of eight siblings she is the only one left.  Her sister past away this year at 99.  They are a long lived family.  Unfortunately the whole family has suffered from dementia.  Fortunately, it doesn't come on until late in their life.

Last year she was a vivacious woman, working at church, gardening doing her own finances, etc.  It hit quickly.  We are saddened but she has given so much in her life time.  It's now time for her to receive.

Gram, as we call her, kept almost every card she ever received. She kept clipping from newspapers and magazines.  Most were about gardening or recipes but the more personal ones were about love.  It will take us a long time to clean out her home.  As with most people her age, she kept everything, just in case. But, no matter how much we have to do we will never repay her for what she has done for us.

1 comment:

  1. So many of us are dealing with these kinds of situations. Gram is very lucky to have you to watch over and make sure she's safe and comfortable. Best wishes to all of you.