It’s my mum’s 95th birthday today. If I told her how confused, and frightened, Maureen was at the moment she would tell me not to leave her. She would understand that I need to stay close to Maureen and can’t get to Coventry to visit her.
Mum would also tell me to do everything I could to minimise Maureen’s distress. If she could she would help me make our home easier for Maureen to cope with. She would be round here like a shot to sort out what we need and what we don’t.
Unfortunately mum lives over 100 miles away and has dementia herself. So I can’t call on her to help me this time. However, I know she’s here in spirit, and would fully understand what I have to do at the moment.
Happy birthday mum: I’ll be down to see you as soon as I can.