Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Today a family member gave her mother (one of our residents) a "Celebration of Life" party. Her mother, is declining. When the daughter and the mother were discussing death and all that it entails, funerals etc, the mother stated she wants to be a part of the party. Hence today's event. It was a lot of fun and the mom and daughter, both had a great time and enjoyed themselves. Celebrating someone's life when they are still alive doesn't happen that often. But why not. We need to let our elders know how much they are loved and appreciated when they are still with us. Actually, we need to do that for everyone who is special to us; no matter what the age. We all know that life is short and can be taken away from us at any time. Celebrate life when your elderly loved one is still alive to celebrate, and feel loved and special. She may be gone tomorrow.