Quantum Leap

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Quantum Leap

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luggage-mdMy mom and I made the journey from Florida to Ohio safely. It took two planes (and a village of helpful, compassionate and patient people) to accomplish it, but we did it. We weren't able to sit together on either flight. After the first leg, the gentleman who sat next to my mom whispered to me, "So adorable!" Mom was her Miss Congeniality self. So thankful it went like that.

Now we're getting snuggled into my home, where spring is just beginning to show her ankles. The plan is to stay here for five months and get re-acquainted with my husband. Feels like it will take five months to get my mom back on track to make the trip south again!

She's getting up in the night and getting dressed, making the bed, re-packing her suitcase, organizing the bathroom. Thankfully she's not angry, but she sure is confused. The first night she was up at 3 completely dressed, with one hearing aid in the wrong ear and the hearing aid had no battery. The other hearing aid was squealing for mercy from inside the suppository container. I can just imagine how it wanted to get out! Last night she was up at 1:30 and 4, and when she came out she asked what she had done wrong to end up in prison, and what did she have to pay to get out.

Last year it took three months before I felt like Stella Got Her Groove Back. Maybe it won't happen this year. But one thing I know, I'm getting her some sleeping pills....and hiding the suitcase.

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Denise

Hi--It must be a relief to have that trip behind you. I'm so glad it went well and you both found the right kind of help along the way. Hurray for good people! :)\r\n\r\nThese transitions are tough, though. I hope the sleeping pills give all three of you rest tonight.