Mothers Day Cards

Amy

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Jan 4, 2006
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Hiya Nikita,
Don't worry about the tears - they are part of the healing. My children's grandfather died suddenly last year, and whenever Leicester win at football one of them will say "Grandad will be pleased". Your gran will never be far from you.
Take care,
Amy
 

Tender Face

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Mar 14, 2006
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Norman said:
Can I remind everyone that there is no need to loiter outside gent's/lady's toilets.

Oh, Norman, you spoil all the fun!:D

Seriously, this issue really made me realise that looking after a 'same-sex' parent does at least have one practical advantage. (For every mercy, be grateful!?)

I wonder what impact posts from those of us caring for a parent have on those who are caring for their partner. Lots of practical parallels, maybe, but huge emotional differences?
 

Tender Face

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Mar 14, 2006
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This is great!

nikita said:
i bought myself a bunch of flowers to remember her by,
Nikita, I'm newish here and don't know your whole story but glanced back at some posts... This is obviously a tough, tough time, but well done buying the flowers!

I love this season when tulips are on sale - my dad hated them for most of his life - so I bought them in 'defiance' and when he was ill, he admitted he actually started to like them!

Mum was adamant we wouldn't have a grave/stone/plaque for dad after he died, and I hated the fact I had nowhere 'specific' to go to offer prayers and/or tributes - still do now after seven years.

But what I can do - like you - is buy a bunch of tulips - stick them on the mantlepiece - and smile!!!!

Well done you, if you have already identified a specific 'trigger' for becoming upset, like Sunday tea-time, or on your way home from work. Can you plan to 'do' something completely different at that time? Or might it help more to have that time to yourself and do nothing at all but give yourself 'permission' to some time you deserve?

With love, Tender Face, x
 

Margarita

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Feb 17, 2006
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Tender Face
I wonder what impact posts from those of us caring for a parent have on those who are caring for their partner
Thanks for bring that up, because in the back of my mind I have also wonder that.

Also what if it had happen to my dad ,if he had got AD, I know that in myself that I could not of wash dad down ,like I do with mum or creaming between her privet part so it does not get sore ,let alone getting a key to a toilet & watching him .

I wonder if there is any daughter out there that has done this for there fathers?

I mention to someone at the care home mum in, that when mum got to the stage of being incontinent , I don’t feel like I could take her nappy of & clean her, he said that its amazing what you can do when your in that situation, he did it for his father for 2 years