Friends, you are all so caring with your comments and emails to cheer me...
Also for your expressions of concern for my mom...I feel like I should offer a little more explanation...
Just two years ago, my mom was living on her own.
Taking care of herself and her little townhouse.
And yes, that included clearing the snow from her walkway.
She and her gentleman friend went out and about everyday.
She would say they were gallivanting.
Gallivanting to the St. Olaf Church activities...to the VFW events honoring WWII Vets...
and their favorite was to go to Mr. and Mrs. J's for a bowl of soup.
She went to the meetings for Senior Citizens, WELCA, and Eastern Star...
Then she would say.
"I shouldn't spend so much time gallivanting when I have work to do."
But now...she is elderly, she is a shut-in.
She doesn't see well, she doesn't hear well.
She is frustrated. She is confused.
She is lonesome.
And does she have visiters?
Few and far between.
This is the thought that makes me sad.
Mom, the days you spent gallivanting, were hours well spent.
I'm pretty sure you made someone's day.