Inspire Me Monday
Hello and thanks for being here, and welcome to Inspire Me Monday. Thank you so much for all of your messages on my mom recently being transitioned to hospice,
I received so many personal notes and they mean the world to me.
I have remained pretty silent on here as I watch in horror to everything happening in our world. Please never take my silence as not caring, I do, if you know my heart you know where I stand. These days feel never-ending since 1 week ago when I received a call that there were positive residents at my mom’s. I tried to fully prepare myself for the next phone call but who was I kidding, how does one prepare, you can’t. My mom is Covid Positive, living with Parkinson’s and dementia, completely cut off from any visitors. These past few months I have watched her lose a little bit of herself every day, and now this. I am broken, please if you believe in the power of prayer we could use them all!
Thank you, friends!
A picture from last month
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I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. Sending prayers for her and for you and your family. Take care,
Thank you Shelley! xo
Dear Kristin. I am so very sorry to hear about your mother. My mother also is in an assisted living facility and also has dementia. Her facility of 75 residences had an outbreak of 39 residents and 3 employees right around Christmas. My family was also experiencing the passing of a close family member all at the same time. I understand when you say you are broken. I feel that way myself very often and am so sad. Thankfully, my mother did not get COVID and the assisted living seems to have controlled the outbreak. You might also be comforted to know that all the residents and employees who had the virus made it through and I believe are doing well. I will pray for your mom and that she will be well soon and also for you to receive hopeful signs and good news in the coming days. These are such hard, hard times.
Thank you Christine, and thank you for sharing the positive outcome of your mom’s facility. I’m sorry for the loss of a loved one as well, it’s so difficult. My mom lost her only sister last month, although she has no idea it was a huge loss for all of us. Thinking of you and your mom during these tough times.
Oh, I am so sorry to hear about you mom. I can’t even imagine how difficult that must be for everyone involved. Lots of prayers for your whole family. Thank you so much for taking the time to host every week, even when everything seems to be falling apart. This truly brings a bright spot, and a source of inspiration (when it seems to be scarce) to my day. 🙂
Thank you Amy, keeping busy has been my saving grace, especially since I can no longer be with her.
I am so sorry to hear about your mom and sending prayers.. Thank you for still hosting through it all. There are so many layers to this Covid lifestyle we are all witnessing. Thinking about you. 💛
Yes, this has been the hardest part. Thank you for your kind thoughts!
Definitely praying for you all. I wish things were different for all of us, but especially our elderly. 🙁
Thank you Julie!
Oh Kristin, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. What a horribly difficult situation for all of you. Thinking of you all and praying for peace.
Thank you Jenny. xo
Prayers for your mom and your family as you try to navigate your way through this. My mom is 89 and at some point my sister and I became her parents. It was always so much easier when she could get up, dress and make her own decisions about what her life was going to be like. We have a health care worker and she’s still living at home because we’re terrified for her to go to assisted living. Please know that we all understand that you are where you need to be and give yourself the grace to not be everything to everyone. It’s not sustainable.
Thank you Janet, I’m sorry you are too having a hard time with your mom as well. I appreciate your kind words!
Oh Kristin, my heart breaks for you. I’m so sorry to hear this and sending hugs your way from Canada. xo
Thank you Marie, I appreciate that!
So sorry to hear about your mom. I can’t even imagine what you are going through, especially with everything else too.
thank you so much
I hate you are going through this, Kristin, my heart hurts for you. It’s hard to know what to say during times like these because truly unless you’ve been through the experience, the journey is such a personal one. Please know I’ll be lifting you up and adding my prayers to the others for strength, wisdom, and peace in the days ahead. Big hugs, CoCo
Thank you so much CoCo, I appreciate you! xo
I have only today discovered your blog and I want to send support and good energy your way! I am sorry to hear about your mom’s situation and all you are going through must be so trying. You clearly have many readers who appreciate you and love your blog; perhaps I will become one of them:–) Thank you for sharing with us. Your strength shines through even as you describe such a difficult situation for you and your family. Many good folks are holding you in their thoughts and sending support straight from their hearts, hang in there and be safe. Gene
Hi Gene, I appreciate your kind comments and for the support! Stay safe as well and have a wonderful week!