First, let me thank the many thoughtful bloggers who are inquiring as to “where is traveler Lynne” and “what has happened to the missing pants?”
Ron and I are deeply touched by the heartfelt sentiments that continue to pop up. Your support, well wishes and sharing similar stories have been an inspiration to us as well as a reminder that so many people are experiencing tough family situations. Not just us. Our country has just witnessed another senseless tragedy and I can only imagine what the community of Newtown, Ct. is going through at this time. Every emotion, indeed. Our prayers are with these families. Nothing will be the same for them.
We are now at day 84 of visiting Mom at rehab. We have watched a caring, loving and professional staff get her to where she needs to be…getting up by herself and walking with a walker. She is pleased with that accomplishment and can almost dress herself, but needs assistance with bathing, etc. Knowing this, we have been touring Assisted Living Facilities and looking into this option.
Just when we are getting so close to a discharge date and relocation…Mom has become very sick…again, a major setback.
We are sad for her and for us. Ron and I are only children so there are no other “helpers”.
But I will tell you what a joy her 90th birthday party was. Thrilled to see so many friends attend, she was especially happy to see her two grandchildren who flew in for the special occasion. They are a blessing to us and were such a help. They also got a short preview of geriatric care and the responsibilities it involves.
As for the missing pants… well, Marilyn Warner (Things I Want To Tell My Mother) http://warnerwriting.wordpress.com warned me that if the pants ever show up, I probably wouldn’t want them.
She is right. Into the trash they went.
I know I need to get back to writing. There are so many travel stories to share. I just don’t know when that will be.
I have awards to accept and pass on, but that, too, will have to wait.
Thank you for your understanding, encouragement and support. May each of you experience…Love, Light & Laughter in the days ahead.
Ron & Lynne