Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Today mom is 80. 80 in 08 of 08. Pretty cool that.
Today is also mom and dad's 56th anniversary. Dad fixed a t-bone steak, some of Keri's potatoes, and asparagus for mom, that's what she asked for. She ate a few bites of everything.
While she was eating Keri's potatoes she said, "Keri has become quite a lady and I'm so proud of her." HIGH praise from a member of the generation who believed to praise kids was to spoil them.
That's the good news of the day.
Here's the hard news: After dinner, we transferred mom to a hospital bed. She will not be getting up and down out of it anymore. This move broke my dad's heart. He said these (the bed and the catheter) were not the gifts he wished to give her on this day. A very difficult bend in the road for both of them.
However, moving her in and out of bed/wheelchair/chair has become very painful and is taking too much toll on dad. He would never admit that - - - but I'll admit it for him. So, we are hopeful this change will help mom be comfortable.
Thank you all for your words of prayer, empathy, support, and encouragement. They mean a lot to us.