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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wednesday Check In

Just a short post today. My mother is not doing too well over in Georgia so I may be MIA for a while. As I have said, we have no internet there so posting is not gonna happen.:)  I have scheduled a Friday Five but Stitching Saturday may have to wait until next week. I know we are all concerned about our blog friends when they do not post for a while so I wanted to explain my situation.

Mother will be 90 in August and she has done pretty well living alone with my sweet sisters checking in on her. Her heart rate and blood pressure has been fluctuating making a trip to the ER a necessity. She is doing better today but my sisters and I are going to have to make some decisions about future plans for her , keeping her in her own home is a top priority.

Many of you have been down this same road, caring for an elderly parent so  I know you understand. I think one of the most troubling parts of this road in the journey is knowing it lies ahead for us all one day.

If you would remember our family in your prayers we would sincerely appreciate it.

10 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I have been where you are with your Mother and I will definitely be praying for her and your family.

Sandy said...

I woke up this morning thinking about you and the very sentiments you wrote. I want to do a blog post but haven't been able to make myself write. It has been a rough couple of weeks and decisions too. I am thinking of you and know many of my friends are walking the same road.

Georgia said...

Arlene, my heart and prayers are with you, your Mother & sisters. I have walked this mile and it is a very difficult one. With God to guide you, it is manageable. Many blessings to you and your

Laurel Wood said...

Arlene, I am praying for your Mother and you and the entire family. May God bless. xo

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, you are in my thoughts and prayers along with your Mother and your family.

Jan said...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Terri D said...

Keeping you and your sisters and mom in my prayers. It is a hard time for families. I hope she is doing okay and that she will be amenable to whatever you girls decide to do about her living situation. Hugs.

sharon said...

Praying for your sweet mother. I know how hard this period in your life can be.

Mari said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom. It's so hard! I'm there with my Dad at 89 as well. Praying for your family.

Barbara said...

Arlene, I really hear you about the matters related to your mother. My sister and I are there with our mom (age 95) who is in a nursing home (and as a result of COVID, neither of us have been allowed to see her).

Since it's a priority to let your mom stay in her own home, I do hope she will accept the outside help that may require (people other than family and close friends). That was our biggest problem w/my mother, not accepting a cleaning lady and she absolutely had to have one. Her lack of housekeeping was a threat to her health (risks of falling, poor nutrition, bacteria, etc) We went through 2 very good cleaning ladies but finally moved our mom to assisted living and then her health made necessary the move to a nursing home 6 months ago. No, she's not been happy about any of that and reminds us of it often. She is not the person she used to be due to aging realities. Accepting that is hard for us.

Thank you for letting us know your situation because, yes, when we don't hear from our friends we do worry. I will pray about this matter. The Lord will help you, and I'm glad you are a woman of faith.