Last weekend it was a treat to fly to Colorado, meet my brother in Denver, and then head down to Colorado Springs where my sister and brother-in-law and my mom live. We stayed with my sister and visited my mom at her care center. You might remember me mentioning that my mom is on a journey with Parkinson's Disease. Thankfully, she is happy. We enjoy time blending memories of the past with the present, which is my mom's reality now. It is sort of grace, however. She has many good memories and it is often fun to relive them with her. Recently my brother's son had a baby and my mom at times remembers that, but she also mixes that fact with memories of her brother and his wife having their first baby. She smiles and says, "I can't wait to see by brother's new baby."
We took her for a walk outside. It was actually mild for a Colorado winter. However, it was still pretty cold to me. My Montana conditioning has truly worn off and I am all Floridian now.
We also spent time catching up with mom and showing her pictures. She enjoyed that, but would get distracted and say that she needed to go find the kids (our kids).
We are grateful she maintains a sense of humor now an again. She enjoyed trying on my brother's hat and checking out how it looked on her.
I am so grateful for her and admire that she remains so positive. Parkinson's is not so kind and it is taking her little by little. It was good to be with her. She always welcomes prayer and she values God and His words.
Thank you for letting me share a little of my experience. Lisa and I appreciate you walking with us through the journey of life as well as our mission.