December 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm #45828codergirlParticipant
Thanks to all for the input. I wish for all to have a wonderful holiday. Prayers to all of you and your families.December 22, 2010 at 3:19 am #45827kimcirucciParticipant
Hi Sharon, I wish I had some exciting suggestion for you, but unfortunately I don’t. As a mother of two daughters, ages 12 & 15, the only thing I can say is simply spending time with my girls is a blessing in itself. I’m not sure what type of person your mom is. Maybe the slides would be too depressing for her. Perhaps you can just tell her how much having her as a mother has meant to you, and maybe just reminiscing. I’m sure whatever you do, your mother will be happy just to be with you. Just do whatever is in your heart. You certainly can’t go wrong with that. Wishing her a very happy birthday….I know she will be blowing out her candles. Please enjoy your time together, which I hope will last for a long time. Prayers for you & your family. Have the happiest of holidays ever. Hugs!!December 22, 2010 at 2:57 am #45826lainyParticipant
Sharon I would just do what you are planning. Evidently Mom is most comfortable with that. Look at photos, talk about great memories, maybe even sing a few Christmas songs to Mom. You are doing just fine, don’t even question yourself. There is nothing to question. My wish for you is to enjoy the day!December 21, 2010 at 11:59 pm #45824slittle1127Member
Jamie said it best when she said that your mom knows she is loved and that is the greatest gift. I have no suggestions but trust that you will make the best decision. Blessings, SusanDecember 21, 2010 at 10:06 pm #45825jamie-dMember
I am so touched as I read your post. You sound like such a loving daughter. I can only speak for myself as a patient what is important to me. That is family and friends. I love this time of year and decorated as much as I could and my son helped what I couldnt. I think cooking a good meal so she can be part of it and at least smell it is great. I think looking at old slides would be wonderful.. to recall all the good times in my life. Just be there for her and let her know how much she is loved. My 20 year old daughter doesnt seem to even care. I hurts more than I can describe. My son is loving and caring and gives me a reason to fight for everyday. Dont doubt your decisions… they are done with a loving heart and that is what counts. She knows she is loved and that is the greatest gift I believe that anyone can give. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Just enjoy the day and time with family. Take care and God Bless,
JamieDecember 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm #4514codergirlParticipant
As the holiday approaches I am at a loss as to what to do? Mom did not want the usual decorations to be put up. So I have done a small tree. We have always had a white elephant gift exchange. She does not want any type of gifting this year so I scratched that. Now I am thinking of just getting as many as I can together and watching some Christmas shows and going through old photo albums. I even found her old projector and slides! My sibs seem to think this would be to sad. I think she would enjoy a trip down memory lane. Her Birthday is the 27th she will be 83 if she hangs on that long. I do think that is the marker she is trying to get to. I am looking for thoughts and ideas as to how to make this last one memorable. I am going to cook a Turkey Christmas day she cannot eat it but she loves to smell good food. So if anyone has experiences, suggestions please help out. Thanks so much to all for being here. Sorry if I am rambling I am becoming nervous and doubt alot of my decissions these days.
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