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California Here I come…

June 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Musings

Well, actually, here I am!  Yesterday we flew to California  — San Bernadino area – to visit family.  We drove to New Hampshire on Wednesday night to fly out of Manchester Airport with our daughter and granddaughter.  A long, but thank goodness, uneventful day.  Our two and a half year old granddaughter is quite an excellent traveler.  Today she’s quite tired, and as a result, quite grumpy, but very entitled!

We came with the purpose of visiting my mother who turns 83 next week.  She’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and so much family conversation and some difficult and important decisions have to be made.  The real challenge for me is that my mother would like me to believe that she’s well; and I would like to honor that and treat her with dignity; and yet how do I broach some of the decisions  that need to be made : maybe not possible.  But for today, it was a delight to watch her play with her great-granddaughter.

Life is, indeed, bittersweet.

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  • ProfSharon

    Thank you kindly for your thoughts. It is a cruel disease and we haven’t seen its worst yet. It was a good visit. In this world of virtual communication, there are times when face to face conversations are the most valuable!

    P.S. Any travels planned this summer?

  • Phyllis (Avalon Scenery)

    Sharon, so sorry about your Mom’s diagnosis. Alzheimer’s can be a cruel disease. Making decisions about a loved one’s care is never easy affecting so many people.But I feel that you and your family will do the right thing for your Mom.
    My best to you and your family.

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