Happy Mother’s Day 2013
Today was another very special day Mother’s Day with mom. Although in her end stages and limited in the way she can communicate any more the strength of relationship does not give into illness. Between myself, my daughter Danielle and my Mother we were all able to connect, share some giggles and precious moments that dementia will never be able to take from us.
Here are a few short videos, not from today but a couple weeks ago where a friend of mine is talking and singing with my mom. Janelle, my friend is doing some validation training and is working with my mom during this process. I was able to sit on on this session, casual but connective and record a few of her interactions with mom.
The funny thing was every time I shared these with various friends, the comments were the same. “I didn’t think she was able to connect like this anymore.” You see most of the time she can’t, but there are those times, especially when music is used, mom perks up. It may not last long, but the connections are very evident and oh so precious to me and I believe others that see the videos as well.
What Are Your Thoughts?
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