Becoming Mom: Life, Full Circle

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Mom and me on a Girl’s Day Out. October 2015

It’s official: The Saxtons are about to add another place at the dining room table, and we’re going to become a multi-generational household. Heaven help us.

On November 17 I’m going to be flying with my mom from her memory care facility near Atlanta, to bring her on an “extended visit” with us here in Indiana. We’ve found an adult daycare and a fill-in caregiver for while I’m at work. And I try not to think too much about what she’ll say about my housekeeping skills. I’m hoping she’ll be so happy not to be where she was, that even our chaotic household will be an improvement.

If you have ever made the choice to bring a parent to live with you, I’d love to hear from you. What are some of the things you did to make the transition easier? If your parent has dementia (like mine), what are some of the things you wish someone had told you ahead of time?

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Becoming Mom: Life, Full Circle

  1. I have not had a parent live with me however I have friends who do, so I will keep you and your family in prayer. My only recommend besides prayer would be a very good sense of humor.

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  2. My Mum looked after my Dad who had Alzheimer’s and it took a real toll on her health. You need professionals to look after people with this illness. If you have support from other family members staying with you at home that’s ok to keep them at home, but if your the only care giver with no other support, then brace yourself for how it’s going to take a toll on you physically and emotionally. Stay close to God in all of this and He will help you.

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