"Side by side, heart to heart, we will always be connected in our traveling journey. Remember your roots, and trust your wings." Kelly Rae Roberts
The room streamed warmth and sunlight as soon as we entered it last Friday at noon. Mom was quickly hugged by the Resident, Dr. Harmon, who helped get mom into the Palliative Care Unit. They chatted in earnest as we went through the admission process.
Visitors showed up almost right away. Mom chose sitting in the recliner, covered in her warm blue sherpa blanket we bought for her long ago.
Mom's sense of humor is as quick and sharp as ever. Her spirit remains strong, her outlook positive, her love pouring forth from every interaction.
The loving care she receives is exceptional. Its been a long time since I've seen my mom so rested and peaceful. The quiet and calm, everywhere, do much to foster the tranquil environment.
My brother, surprised mom, showing up in her room on Saturday. The sheer delight and joy on her face was a moment we'll never forget.
Lee and I have been busy, spending time with mom, and making plans for one big wish she'd like to fulfill.
She would turn 80 in October, and had dreams for a big celebration. Dr. Harmon so astutely said, "So why wait? Lets celebrate now!"
So if you are a friend of my mom's or a family member that would like to come celebrate- we would love to have you!
The gift of your "presence" is most welcome.
(please no gifts)
This Saturday, April 4th.
From 2-4 pm- open house style.
We will have coffee and Mom's favorite treats lovingly baked and furnished by Concordia.
Sanford Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, on University in Fargo.
Take elevator B to the 5th floor, and we'll be in the Family Room directly across from the Elevator, with Mom.
Will you come help us celebrate her life?
We're simply following His plans, day by day, leaning on Him, as our Dear Mom continues her journey to her Eternal Home.