|My daughter and my Momma Nov. 2011|
She lives just 2 miles from me now and I am the taxi service because driving is something she really never enjoyed and when an accident totaled her car 3 years ago, she decided she was done driving. She wasn't hurt nor was the other driver, thank you God. I am happy to provide this service and any other she needs or wants.
Not so long ago we used to enjoy shopping Kohl's, it's exhausting for her now and I understand that. We still make an occasional trip, but we try to go directly to the department needed and then call it a day. We do a lot of online shopping and gift giving is mostly cash because she depends on her grandchildren and her children to shop for the little ones, the great-grandchildren. The three of us have given her 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren to date. That would be the bio grands...including the steps she has 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Personally, I count 'em all, cuz they all count!
Widowed nearly 34 years, she lives in a lovely 2 bedroom apartment which she mostly maintains by herself. There are a few chores that are too high for her and I, her very tall daughter, take care of those places as needed. It is very seldom that she asks for help, she is very independent.
Hoping this day goes well for her because she seems to have caught herself a big ole nasty butt head cold and today was not feeling well at all. I got groceries for her and suggested she just take the cold meds I got for her and wrap herself up in a blanket and rest up for her visit from my brother and sister-in-law followed by dinner here with her three kids and spouses. Exactly what she requested. I hope she is able to enjoy it.
She has been my go to guy for a long time and now it is my turn and I am honored to be able to assist with the physical things that are too difficult for her now. She has been and continues to be a blessing of gigantic proportions in my life.
Happy Birthday to my mom and a blessings filled year ahead. ♥