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    I talked about mom often.

    I just read my post from 02-17-2017 frugal living and wish I could go back in time, my sweet mom passed away at 91 in July. She has spent a year and a half in assisted living, THANK GOD she bought that insurance 25 years ago, you can't even get her policy anymore, they don't offer it and certainly not at that price. Then she went to hospice for 20 days. She was so special the staff from assisted living including the manager visited her and brought some of the residents to check out her new digs as they put it. She was still giving advice and hospice workers from all over the complex came to talk to her and listen to her stories, sometimes I would be walking down the hall to get some air and one of the staff would be crying because they loved her so, she said the Lords Prayer with every shift. When we cleaned out her apartment she had things she wanted certain staff members to have and we left a lot of stuff so they could give it to someone in need or prizes for game day. Her last words to me were "go home you look tired, I'll see you tomorrow". She lasted another few days but didn't open her eyes, I'm sure she knew we were there. God bless that staff, I could not do their job, you know someone long enough to get attached and then they are gone. There was no pain, there was no fear, she looked forward to seeing her mother, we always talked a lot, nothing went unsaid, her belief in God and Heaven were unshakeable, she was totally at peace, I hope I am that lucky.
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    Saw a very old movie the other night and they sang the song 14 little angels, one of mom's favorites and what was put on the card we gave out at the funeral. My sister has won so many 50/50 drawings people are wondering if they are cheating, she says every time she "sees" mom at a meet or game for her son she makes her husband by a 50/50 ticket or some other drawing and they seem to win more than average. Kind of strange the little signs you get from the other side.
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    Had a really vivid dream about mom the other night, I know we talked for a while but I can't remember a lot that was said, she looked wonderful, I would almost guess we were the same age and we were sitting in lawn chairs under the trees at the house I grew up in. I could feel the sun and the light breeze, the neighbors tree was in bloom and we could smell the flowers. I'm only sharing because I believe people come back to us for a visit, maybe that sounds crazy and maybe because things are warming up and getting green. Maybe it's everything that is going on in the world right now. But it was very peaceful, I miss her.
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    When I dream I only remember parts of it, not enough to put it all together. How nice for you to have a dream like that. And the wonderful memories you have of her!
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    Thank you that is very kind.
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    I have dreams about my late parents some times. Usually it's only my mom, but there was one pleasant dream when the whole family was on a cruise together. I was a little sad when I woke up, but happy to have seen them. I keep a few pictures of them together on my dresser.
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    My sister sent a picture of a hot dog roast at my BIL's father's house out of state. She was kind of freaked out and excited because the smoke from the bonfire was the shape of an angel standing behind my nephew, she sent it to all of us. It's quite cool.
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    Had a really bad missing my mom day a week or so ago, I would kill to call her and catch up but thankful she isn't here during this mess, being in assisted living and with all the problems in those places she would be locked in her room like my poor aunt who thinks she is locked in a hotel and wonders why no one has come to see her. Dementia is a terrible thing, I've pretty much stopped calling because it just makes her more upset and she gets angry, not something she did before but her mind doesn't process things like it used to.
    Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people's things alone, and be kind to one another.

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