Monday, May 7, 2012

Facebook!

I am really behind the times getting my blog on Facebook, but it is finally there! It has no entries right now but I have something exciting in the works and will be adding to it regularly in the future! I have a personal account but that has been a way of keeping in touch with loved ones who live in Alabama and Louisiana that I rarely see, it is a little intimate for my blogging buddies! Now that I have finally taken the leap, I'd love to be friends with you!

This in my precious mother-in-law, Nell! She has had Alzheimer's for about seventeen years. She recently had pneumonia and we really thought that her time with us had come to an end. At the hospital there was talk of transferring her to the hospice center. She wasn't quite to that stage yet but they did place her on hospice care again, (she was on hospice several years ago). When she was released from the hospital she only weighed 66 pounds!  This sweet picture was taken only a couple of days after returning to the nursing home. She is an incredible fighter with an iron will to live! Taking care of Nell and starting a new job has kept me busy! Now that she is stable and doing well we aren't having to spend quite so much time going back and forth to the nursing home! I actually had some time to work in the yard today!

The peonies are starting to bloom! That is my favorite time in the garden!




9 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

She is a beautiful lady.

Naturegirl said...

Truly a touching post Robin. I am touched by the will of your MIL to have battled her disease for so long.She is a special lady as are you. love and light and many blessings to you. Anna

Patricia said...

Your mother in law is so beautiful. And how blessed she is to have a loving and caring daughter in law like you. xox

Indie said...

She looks like such a sweet lady!

A Garden of Threads said...

She glows from the inside out. Lovely!!

Kay said...

wonderful photo of her sweet smile. Enjoy the peonys

Sandy said...

Hi, this is my first visit here. I found you by googling how to make a potting bench and saw your lovely mother-in-law after hitting the home link searching for a recent post. She is beautiful and she is a figher, such a lovely smile. My mom had Alzheimer disease and passed away in Jan, 2010. It's a very long goodbye sprinkled with lots of joy and gratitude mixed in. I've written a book. Now I'm going to look at your potting bench.

Rosemary said...

Your Mother in law looks like a very happy person.You certainly have a lot to deal with..... terrible disease....

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Robin,
That is a lovely photo of your mother-in-law. I'm sorry about all she's having to go through.