Saturday, December 21, 2013

This Year

 
this year has been long and hard
as well as endlessly
rewarding
 
Mom is not in the mood for Christmas
it makes her sad
thinking of those we've lost
 
when we go around the facility
looking at all the
decorations
she comments on how nice they must be
for the people who enjoy
Christmas
 
she does enjoy the carolers
who show up daily
from churches and schools...
 
I'm off this weekend
so will spend most of it with her
taking in my stitching today
some Waylon Jennings CDs
her favorite Wendy's for lunch...
 
she has no problem with me napping
in the chair beside her
as long as I'm there
she feels safe and loved
 
me too


11 comments:

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

if I could, I would wrap you both up and give you both a big hug!
L

WoolenSails said...

It is hard with everything that has happened this year and then being stuck at the facility on top of that. I am glad you are able to be there for it, and hopefully you can have a fun weekend together.

Debbie

Raymond Homestead said...

Christmas can be a sad time as we do think about those we have loved and lost, but they are forever in our hearts. That's why, in their memory, we need to celebrate with those around us, and once again make Christmas a happy time. Hugs, Mindy

acorn hollow said...

sounds like a perfect day. I hope your mom enjoys her day too.
Cathy

Mugwump Woolies said...

You are at the very top of Santa's Nice List...with several gold stars next to your name!
Merry Christmas,
Robyn

Orange Sink said...

Kelley,
I do feel the same way around Christmas as the memories of those no longer with us are especially strong. I love how you are spending time with your Mom... hugs to you both!!
Cathy G

Primitive Stars said...

You are so sweet, great daughter, Big Hugs Francine.

Pam in IL said...

So nice that you and your mom are together.

Sending hugs and prayers!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Hoping your weekend with your Mom is filled with Love and laughter and some stitches, too!

annie said...

still thinking about you, praying comfort, rest as you can. you are a good girl for your mom!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

I thought of my mom and dad, granny and grandpa a lot this Christmas. Mostly letting memories bring back gatherings we had long ago. As the seasons of our life change and our understanding of love and family change it is bitter, but sweet too.

Hope the weekend passed as well as your blogging set expectations.