Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Difference a Year Makes

I was looking through photos and noticed that I have a photo of Mom from almost exactly one year ago today. This photo of Mom and Jeff is from June 19, 2011.

Mom and Jeff June 2011

Sometimes I forget how much has changed in the last year. Mom was walking, able to talk with us, go out, and feed herself.

Today she is on hospice, barely talks, needs to be fed, stays in bed or a Broda chair, and has to be moved with a Hoyer lift because she can't walk or move on her own. You can tell from this photo that so much has changed in the last year.

Mom and Dad, July 2012
Photos like this remind me to not get too caught up in just what is happening right now but to remember that our lives are made up of all the years we have been here.  It can be easy to get bogged down in just how hard things are right now and forget all of the other great years you have had together.


Rev. Katie

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