Today my mom turns 99 years old!!This is my mom’s last day in her home of 70 years… All her children and some grandchildren were there to support her as she moved out in September 2018…this is her grandson VJ!!And this is her first day at her new assisted living with memory care facility…
Her first couple of months were rough, with her being confused as to where she was and wanting to go home! It was heart-wrenching for us, but with programs like this, that bring baby farm animals into the facility for the residents to hold… and other forms of entertainment that keep them busy yet comforted, she has finally settled in as best she can.And she gets family visitors almost every day…here is her great-grandson Parker and her granddaughter Gina visiting her at her new place!!At Christmas, we were able to bring her to my house for a little celebration!! Some of her family that were with her in this photo on Christmas day are, (counterclockwise) my sister, Marilyn, my niece Christy, her fiancee Mike, Victor and me. She has settled into her daily activities nicely…I would say that this was a new beginning for my mom, I’m very proud of her for accepting a new way of life!! And after 2 months of cleaning out, we said goodbye to our childhood home, another heart-wrenching task… Here I am giving the house a hug before leaving for the last time…but I have to say, with having my mom somewhat adjusted in her new place and having my childhood house sold, I am experiencing a new beginning for myself, which has been very freeing…I will be writing in new posts to come what I am doing with that freedom🤗
This Amaryllis I planted before Christmas and is in full bloom at the moment, reminds me of Spring and new beginnings!! How wonderful it is that no matter how old we are, we are still capable of learning and accepting new situations in our lives…maybe that’s the secret of living a long life🌺“YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL OR TO DREAM A NEW DREAM!” C.S. LEWIS
Here my mom is trying on a hat displayed in her hallway!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM, AT 99 YOU ARE STILL INSPIRING ME…LOVE AND COMFORT TO YOU AS YOU GO INTO YOUR 100TH YEAR❤️