|Mom and Aunt Jeanine in 2004|
I took a quick trip up to Massena to visit my mom yesterday. I had not seen her since November...the harsh winter, other commitments and, admittedly, excuses about "other things I had to do on the weekends" kept me from returning to see her. There's a fair amount of guilt for not going sooner, but I know she's failing and it is not a pleasant thing to see, so I think I've been in a bit of avoidance mode.
It was very good that I did go as she really seems to be losing ground physically and mentally. She cannot breath without oxygen now and is really not communicating. Very hard to see but we, as a family, are relieved that my sister, Carol, works at the home she is in and takes very good care of her there. It was a wonderful day spent with my sisters and Nicole, who came at the last minute to surprise Mary and her mom, Carol, or, as we like to call it, GIRL TIME.
Early this morning I returned to Fairport am looking forward to preparing a Mother's Day dinner for my two other beloved mothers, Pat and Jeanne. Cam is coming over also, and the only thing missing is my sweet girl but she'll be home for the summer on Thursday and we can spend our time together after that.
So, here's to all our mothers! Beloved today and every day!