Some mornings if mom is sleeping too quietly I have a split second where I think she is no longer with us. I also am angry some mornings because I am so tired of the routine.Every day I do these same things. I give mom breakfast,bathe mom,administer meds,answer questions 50 million times and then another 50 million times. I have her put her clothes back on for the fifth time this morning etc..
This morning as I was giving my mom breakfast I was tempted to just make her oatmeal. Today is my day off and I thought ” I don’t feel like going the extra mile because she wont remember if I gave her a over the top breakfast anyway.” Then I remembered how her face lights up when I give her a big country breakfast like she had when she grew up in Oklahoma on her grandmothers farm. She may not even remember 30 minutes later that she had breakfast, but in the moment she always says”This is just like grandma use to make “.
The time it takes to make blueberry pancakes and scramble a few eggs is nothing compared to making your caree feel special and loved even if it will only be enjoyed for a moment.