My Dear Mother
Hi all, some of you that follow me were probably expecting my next Italy travel post. Well sadly, my dear mother had a massive stroke a month ago and was found after 4 days alone in her apartment. She is now stable but I had to move her into a nursing home. She now can’t speak, half her body is numb and she can’t eat properly. She will never walk again, or possibly talk again. Not a way to live! It’s been such a terrible time. Understandably, I have not had the heart, energy, enthusiasm or free time to do anything creative or fun.
My mother just recently renewed her passport before her stroke as she wanted me to take her on another cruise. I can only feel lucky that I did take some time to see her for lunch the day I feel she must have had the stroke.
So just a little reminder to live your life as best you can, enjoy, do things, have holidays, don’t go without, enjoy as you just don’t know what can happen in the blink of an eye!
Once I have things under control with my mother’s estate sale and so on, I hope to find a little time for myself again to live my own dreams.
Here are a couple of photos of my beautiful mother. She was a challenge at times but she always loved her children and would help us in any way she could.