Mom has taken a turn for the worse. Her memory isn't even seconds long. She has forgotten so many more things. She even forgets to eat while sitting in front of her dinner. We have to prod her. Thank God, she has not forgotten me!
HOWEVER, the one thing she does remember is that it is near her birthday, and that she is going to be 90.
Whenever I take Mom with me anywhere, such as my doctor appointment a few weeks ago, she always does the same thing. She will notice a new person in the room -- doctor, hairdresser, friend -- and she will turn to me and say:
"Joy, did you tell her that I am going to have a birthday soon?"
"And did you tell her that I am going to be 90!"
It is so cute. Just like a young child. She asked me yesterday if I was going to do anything for her birthday. So I KNOW she hasn't forgotten that her birthday is December 18, and she is going to be 90.
As you know if you watch my videos, my Mother has three other children. None of them will come to see her for her birthday or any other occasion. One says it is "too far" (3-hour drive). One says he is "too busy". One says she has disowned me, and she is no longer my sister, so I guess Mom is no longer her Mother either. I have no way of contacting her directly. She does know where Mom is, and she does know that Mom's kids are welcome here because I had my brother tell her.
Thank God there are people here who love her and will come see her for her birthday, including two friends who will gladly make the 3-hour drive.
It is Sunday afternoon, and I am going to start wrapping the many new sweatshirts I bought for her. THANK YOU so much to the ladies who told me about Younker's and Bergman's. Weird names, but they had the perfect shirts for her. I think I bought 7 of them.
Have a blessed Sunday and a wonderful week ahead.