Sunday, December 3, 2017

Seasons Change

I can't believe it has been nearly seven months since I've written a blog post!  I certainly didn't mean to be gone for so long, but life happens. 

This past June my mother's health took a turn for the worst and after several repeated hospitalizations and the lack of adequate care in the facility where she was living, we decided to move her from Florida 
to our home in Oklahoma.   Trying to manage and take care of her long distance became almost impossible and 
was very stressful. 

I've been a registered nurse for 25 years and now have the priviledge of taking care of my mom full time.  I have been so pleased to see her health improve these past few months.

The good news is she is now enjoying decorating her room with her favorite blue and white porcelain pieces that she had given to me.   My father's job took them to many foreign countries and their beach home housed a wonderful collection of pieces from their travels.    

When she downsized to an assisted living facility years ago,  she gave me many things and now is able to enjoy them all again.   We did have to leave a lot in storage but hope to make a trip to Florida next year to move her most cherished items.  

Mom has a wonderful and somewhat ecletic style...beach cottage coastal with lots of Asian accents.  Shades of blue are her favorite colors because they remind her of the beautiful beaches and water colors along the Emerald Coast. 

  She and my father lived at their beach home near Destin, Florida for many years and our family has so many wonderful memories there. 

She "supervised and directed" the decorations of her

Christmas tree.  She chose blue, white and silver bulbs with a few beach inspired items in the mix.

  We are enjoying spending the holiday season together.  Shopping, going to lunch and getting her hair done are things she really enjoys.   I'm so very grateful that I have been able to care and spend time with her
 these past 6 months and hope we have many more holiday seasons together. 


  1. That's beautiful, you caring for your Mom. I still have my mother, and am blessed to have sisters that share in the responsibility of helping her.But it's hard to see them getting weaker, and not able to do what they used to. Your Mother has lovely things around her to enjoy, and I hope you have a beautiful Christmastime! God bless you! Merry Christmas!

  2. Sonia, what a wonderful gift you are giving your mom! I know you will enjoy your time together.

  3. Welcome back! It is a treat to see a post from you, Sonia. I'm glad you have your mom with you now and that her health has improved. She is lucky to have you! Enjoy this time together.


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