Monday Memories With My Mom

Wanted to let you know,
Things could be better...
A lot has been going on with my mom.
She is struggling
She is not getting the help that I count on
The help she needs.
Much of the time my head is spinning and my heart is aching...

Borrowed From Arlene at www.mommanme.blogspot.com/

For me, I am walking the fine line of taking care of my mom
And being a mom
My kids are wrapping up the school year
There is excitement in the air!!
Trying to focus on us...and them...and my mom.

I know we'll get through it!
I will update as soon as time allows.


Kim said...

Sorry to read that you are struggling. It is very difficult to find that balancing line. I have tried to tell myself (over and over again) that we can only do so much and sometimes we have to make choices. In a perfect world the choices are easy : good or bad. But when caregiving sometimes the choices are not that clear. Please try not to be too hard on yourself. It is a difficult situation and there are no "perfect" solutions.
Hugs, Kim

Kerri said...

So sorry you are having a hard time Cindy. It is already a busy hectic time of year...without looking after your mom's needs. You are doing the right thing. Take care of your family right now...you will have more time this summer. I was hoping your notes and meetings with your mom's facilities was going to make things better. Keep your head up...you're doing a great job. Hugs!

yaya said...

I'm sorry Cindy...I can't imagine all you have to deal with. Your Mom is lucky to have you in her corner fighting...it's too bad it has to be a fight. It's hard enough as it is...hope it improves soon and your Mom can be given the care from her facility that they should be giving.

The Pawlak Family said...

I'm thinking of you and your mom . The Aunt Mary I know I miss more than anything. I can't imagine...


Shirley said...

Cindy, I know what you are going through when you are a caregiver and a mom. Mine is a caregiver and a grandma. There is no perfect solutions, but I try to do the best I can taking pictures of the boys activities so grandpa can see. If he could only get out of the wheelchair and go to the bathroom by himself, maybe some day. I see one every day that makes me think of you. I keep wondering where her family is. I haven't seen them when I visited. I will continue saying prayers for you and your family. Many hugs and Prayers coming to you from Your Missouri Friend.

Me said...

:( Love you to pieces...You are in need of some girlfriend therapy...Let's make a plan!

RockinMom said...

I am so sorry to hear this Cindy. I will thinking of you and praying that some things change for you very soon.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is SO true! Sometimes the biggest smiles cover a larger pain.

May you find peace and beauty in the everyday dear one.