I am going to take a little blog break. I am heading down to Florida to help my mom move into a senior apartment.
She was on a waiting list for 6 months and got called that they have an apartment ready for her.
I am going down to help her make this transition from living in her home to living in a one bedroom senior apartment.
My mom has been widowed for about 5 years and these have been tough financial years for her.
Her husband lost his battle with Alzheimers Disease about 5 years ago. They were snow birds for many years and had a home in Michigan and then a small home for the winters in Florida.
My mom cared for her hubby at home until his Alzheimers got to the point that they had to move him into an Alzheimer's facility. In order to have good care for him and have him in a good place my mom had to sell their home in Michigan after they went through all of their savings to help pay for his care.
It is so sad when seniors get a horrible disease like Alzheimer's and have to go through their life savings and sell their home to get good care.
After my mom's husband died she moved to the small Florida home with my 98 year old grandmother to live. After my grandmother passed a few years ago and my mom no longer had my grandmother's social security along with her's to keep up with the expenses of a house it became increasingly harder for her financially to keep up her home and all the costs that go along with owning a home.
Terry and I have been financially helping her out with expenses over this past year but it has become a burden on us too. So the decision was made to have her move into more affordable senior living. Her home is up for sale and we are praying it will sell quickly.
In the meantime Terry and I are heading down to help her move into her new place and hopefully help her make this transition a little easier.
I will decorate and make this place as sweet and homey as I can so she will enjoy and feel comfy in her new apartment.
This has been really hard on her to make this transition but she also knows in her heart this is the best thing all the way around.
So I will be off blog land this week as I help my mom. At least it will be warmer weather in Florida than here in Chicago. Just wish I was going to stick my toes in the sand but instead will be painting, shopping for decor and hanging curtains and unpacking boxes. I am praying I can work some magic on this tiny apartment to make it warm and cozy for her and her sweet dog Buttons.
Hoping for safe travels and a good and easy move for my mom. Prayers please that my mom will have an easy transition as this part of her journey heads in a new direction. It is hard at 82 to make these kind of life transitions.
Talk to you all when I return next weekend.
Please check in on Saturday I have a new Spotlight scheduled to go up with another fabulous blogger for you to get to know on a personal level.
Thank you to all of you that will leave me a comment, prayer for my mom and best wishes. I normally love to answer all of your comments with an email back from me, but with being off Blogland I will say thank you now. Your prayers and sweet visits along with sweet and caring comments are so appreciated and I thank you all.
Have a wonderful week.