A Special Mother’s Day Celebration

We had a combination Mother’s Day event and birthday party for mom. My sister Linda coordinated all the food and people and I hired a band to play at her Aegis home.

Mom is sleeping almost all of the time now. She will wake up to eat and not much more. But when we had the party she was awake for nearly two hours. My grandson Andre kept going over to her and saying, “Hi GG.” GG is for Great-Grandmother. She would look at Andre and make eye contact with him as she would with me. You could see that something was spinning in her mind and she just couldn’t retrieve the thought.

The band played some of her old favorites and the kids danced around. When my daughter Ashley went to leave mom said, “I love you.” We all got very excited as if they were her first words, not her last. We all tried to enjoy ourselves and gave mom gifts and cards. We were honoring the matriarch of our family. She couldn’t talk but she was there, we know she was there. I think she so appreciated our efforts and the attention.

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