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Monday, June 24, 2013

New Chapter

I'm here but much has happened! My dear sweet mom had a stroke two weeks ago today. I flew down immediately and stayed with her in the hospital. Her stroke left her paralyzed on her right side and she is right handed. Her dementia actually, in some ways, initially helped her to forget the impact of this, but of course as time went by it really did not help. My brother and I thankfully had this nursing home picked out awhile ago, so we did not have to search to find a rehab facility. Four days in the hospital and then to the home. We got her situated and I visited her everyday and for most of the day. She was adjusting and smiling and eating, but then I had to go. Now the reality is setting in and we are all sad with the events and the extent of the stroke. At 86 years of age, so weak and fragile, I think we need a miracle. I will be going down after the 4th of July and sooner if need be. I miss her and think of her nonstop. My wish to have her close by is not looking good. I have to do what's best and right now she needs to be where she is.

I think that's all for now. Not feeling very much like blogging but I'll be back. Thanks for listening and visiting. Sometimes you just have to deal with what's in front of you with all good thoughts, intentions and love and let God see to rest. I think that's where I am.



  1. So sorry to hear your news, I hope your mum will continue to improve and that you find a way to be at peace with all that is happening.


  2. Dear Robin I'm so sorry to hear this sad news of your mother, and I can imagine how devastating it must have been for you.
    I'm thinking of you, and hope things improve.
    Sending love.
    Helen x

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your Mum's illness Robin, I know how devastating a stroke can be. I wish her well and hope that she can be contented in her new surroundings. Make sure to take good care of yourself too!
    V xxx

  4. Dear Robin I am so sad to hear about your dear Mum. I hope she is comfortable and I know that you always do as much as you possibly can. Please take care of yourself and take one day at a time. We are always here for you whenever. Sending hugs Jane xx

  5. Dear Robin, I wish I could give you a big ol' warm hug. We watched all 4 of our parents until the end and it's pretty disheartening. The good part is your mom has lived a good long life. I wish you could have her in your town so you could see her a lot. That's the most important thing at this stage, is to see them in their facility a lot so you can make sure they are getting the best care. If you ever need to chat, you can email me or call. ((hugs)), Teresa

  6. Thank you my dear friends, I so appreciate your loving words and thoughts. Somehow it just helps, I guess it makes me feel loved. xoRob

  7. Oh Robin, I am so sorry to read this today. I can only imagine how hard this is for you, and being so far away too. You will both be in my prayers!!

  8. All my best thoughts and wishes are with you and your family. Take extra good care of you xoxo Debbie

  9. Oh Robin, my heart goes out to you and your brother. IT is so sad to see our parents this way. My Mother is fading, so slowly. She looks horrible and it is so hard to see. If you ever need to chat just email me, I am here for you.
    Sending you a big, big hug.

  10. Dear Robin, Thinking of your Mom......what a sad, hard news. Please take it a day at a time. Please know I am thinking of her and you often.

    with love and best wishes from Michigan,
    PlumCreek Studio

  11. Dear Robin,

    My warmest thoughts to you and your family. All this leaves us speechless in a way, but we're all here still thinking of you and sending you love.

    Your friend from Finland,

  12. Thank you each and every one of you! Your love is coming through and wrapping me with warm and comforting hugs. Thank you, xoRobin

  13. Hello Robin, I am so very sorry to hear about your mum! Prayers and warm thoughts from me. Pam xx

  14. Dear Robin,
    I really feel so sorry to hear about your mum. All my best thoughts and wishes to your mum to you and to your family. Take care. A big hug. Nicolexxx

  15. So very sorry to hear about your mother Robin......sending the most positive vibes possible whizzzing over the pond to you and your family :-)
    I so understand how you feel but we have to get out priorities right and in these sort of situations its loved ones first so blogging can wait for better times.

    Take care now

    Amanda :-)