Mondays With Mom
--by MsJava, posted Aug 31, 2007
So now, every Monday when I get off work, I drive to her house and we spend the evening together before I drive the 40 minutes home.
We have dinner together, watch TV, knit, I take out her garbage or help her find a misplaced item or whatever she needs. I listen to her tell me the same things she told me last week and the week before or 15 minutes ago, over and over. But, I realize how precious our time together is and I enjoy that she is "chatty" so I try to never discourage her talking by letting on that she is repeating herself (as a couple of my sisters tend to tell her). I hope someone will be as patient and caring with me when I'm her age.
I also call her every morning @ 7:30 to make sure she is up and see how she is feeling. She lives alone and this gives her a little sense of security knowing someone cares about her and checks on her well-being. There isn't always a tomorrow for everyone ... let them know you love them TODAY, you won't regret it!