Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Blessed Day!~

This morning when Mom got up she immediately got dressed and put on her makeup. She was ready to go visit an Adult Day (Care) Program. The only glitch in the morning was Mom couldn’t find her purse. But the mystery was solved when she went to get her cereal out of the cupboard and found it there. Mom swears Dad put it there. Dad told Mom if she wants to see who put it there she should look in the mirror.

 Smile It was really kind of funny.

But the highlight of the day was taking Mom to Adult Daycare. She wasn’t too sure about it, but then once we got there, she fit right in.

I filled out paper work and visited with the staff and then left and ran some errands. I came back about 2:45 pm and found Mom sitting and visiting with people. I asked her if she was ready to go home and she said:

“Do I have to go now? There are still more things to do! I want to stay for the whole day.”

I almost cried. I couldn’t believe how happy she was. She stayed for a snack of animal crackers and then decided she could come home. But she definitely wants to go back.

She talked the whole way home about what she did. “Volley Ball” with a balloon, snacks, poetry, lunch, another exercise class, a game called “You Be The Judge.” She loved the staff and felt good with the people. She also found out they have Mass on Friday’s morning and that she can get her hair done. She asked if she can go back.

I asked Mom how often she wants to go, and she asked what she can afford. I asked her if she wanted to start at 2 days a week and she immediately asked if she could go at least three and preferably four…

We will get a schedule set up and get her going! She wants to go on Monday. She is so excited.

I am so happy. This may mean a world of difference for all of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you Lord!


Linda said...

Yay! I am so happy for all of you. Fun for Mom, respite for you, rest for Dad. Praying the goodness continues.

Cher said...

She now has a purpose and a way to have self worth other then pills, and money and control. This is so Awesome!!! I am looking forward to taking her on Monday! I can't wait to see her really smile and be happy about something. I hope this helps her in her normal daily home life. Loves and hugs!

Mary said...

Praise God!

donna said...

What wonderful news!!! I am so happy for you and your mom & dad!! It is such a blessing when our loved ones have a place where they feel safe and they are involved!!

Mary Beth said...

Great news!!!!

Susan Higgins said...

Day care is my savior too! Congrats on your mom liking it. You will finally get the break you need... Yay!