Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Part of the Journey ...

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for Mom's new speech therapist - much better than the last one

for Mom's new physical therapist who takes a much more personal approach

that Mom is getting a private room today after sharing with a roommate the past 2 weeks

that we can share about very serious topics at the 6:30am meeting, usually between the laughter

that a friend was willing to listen to me one-on-one yesterday which seems to have brought me out of my isolating feelings

that my projections about what will happen are almost always worse than what actually happens (this was proven to me once again yesterday)

that I handed over some 90+ year-old family photographs to Mom's 80 year-old cousin for him to keep -- one of which was a great picture of him at age 20 in his military uniform

for a nice Step 4 meeting at noon yesterday in which BOTH my sponsee's attended (that's a first!)

that R.J. seems to be handling his Mom's death with Courage

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
-Beverly Sills



Happy Tuesday.
I see you,

Mary Christine said...

It sounds like your mom has found herself in a better place with better care.

Alexis said...

Its awesome to see you walk through all this stuff with your mom with such grace and dignity! Keep leading!

Rex said...

Sounds like a great day! I liked that comment about expectations....life seems so much better when we don't plan them because I always tend to plan them worse than they turn out!

Tracie said...

Your lists always amaze me. I went through a similar situation with my mother-in-law, but I didn't have the insight and the sense of what's important that you do. Your mom is very lucky to have someone so loving looking after her.

Ricky!!! said...

Things sure look so much better with your mom than they did a few months ago. That is so awesome!

Shannon said...

Hi Daave... I am glad you found a good speech therapist for your mom!!!
you are sooo cool have a great daay

lash505 said...

Your mom has to be happy for the private room. What a blessing