Mom’s Birthday and Being Thankful
I wrote a few weeks ago about dealing with Hurricane Sandy that happened here in New York a few weeks ago and then the week after we had a freak snowstorm which I lost power again due to the heavy snow on the trees. It has been a crazy couple of weeks weatherwise but I am thankful it was nothing more than that!
Mom’s birthday was this past Sunday. I took her out for her birthday to the diner. Usually we go to a nice restaurant but Mom’s phospherous and potassium were high so I wanted to minimize her choices as I know how Nom could be when she wants something. Dialysis had given Mom the go ahead to have some foods that she wanted and Mom was okay with that. I told mom that the main thing was was that we were together and that she had been doing better because of her choices. She had a great birthday and my brother and his wife came along with a surprise guest that I had for her. I took mom afterwards to have a mani/pedi and that’s how we spent her day.
I am so thankful today for many things. I am thankful for having today to spend with Mom. I may have gone through a rough year this year but I know it could have been much worse and for that I am thankful as well. I am thankful also for going to counseling and being able to let go of the guilt and the pain that I have held onto ever since mom got sick. I am also very grateful for all of you who have been my inspiration and guidance when I needed it.