We all reach a point when we have to face losing our Mother. I am leaving for l0 days to help caregive my mother who will be 99 in June. My sister has been caring the load and I am hoping to be of some help to both of them.
Sadly it will be saying goodbye and naturally memories flood your mind - baking pies standing on a chair helping Mom roll out the pastry...sitting for hours in the choir loft as she practiced the hymns for Sunday service. Mom played the pipe organ which always intrigued me. All the little things Mothers and daughters do that you take for granted. Mom may not know me this visit but I am taking my hymn book and since they say music is the last to go..if they don't kick me out of the nursing home..I plan on singing some old favourites. I have been practicing :)
Since I suffer with fibromyalgia this probably will put me in a "flare" but I am going mentally prepared for that and have my anti inflammatory pills tucked into my suitcase.
Send me some prayers for strength and understanding and I know they will carry me through.