I wanted the perfect Christmas, all my family speaking to each other and enjoying just being together.
So I just believed in the miracle this year and it happened.
I brought my mom home from the nursing home and my sister and her husband came over for lunch, they had not visited my mom in 2 years. They had many excuses for not visiting(old resentments) but my persitence paid off, and I saw the most wonderful smile on my Mom’s face, and many times she said, “this has been a really good day.”
My mom has dementia and for her to articulate those words was a Christmas miracle in my eyes.
I am reminded, that my closeness to my mom allows me to understand how much this meant to her, and that is just a blessing.
I am so grateful
I persist and I win!