My mother had her 60th class reunion this past weekend. And miracle of miracles, she was able to attend! I’m so grateful to her friends that made it all happen.
Mom was really trepidatious about the whole thing. Her parkinsons and mobility issues were really creating hurdles, and although she desperately wanted to go, she just wasn’t sure if she could. There were lots of things to consider- how was she going to get around? Get in and out of beds? Get dressed/cleaned up, etc? She has an aide 3 times a week to help with things at home.
Her good friend Judy kept on her though, and nudged her into going. She basically assured her that there would be lots of people to help her get around.
And there were.
She brought the wheel chair and her walker and with the help of her close friends, it all worked. And my mother was SO happy! She had a most excellent time catching up with everyone and hitting the old haunts. Eating good meals and drinking wine. She had tons of stories for me when she got back home Sunday.
It’s good to know the old bird can still get around if need be.
I’m just so glad it worked and so grateful to her friends for helping to make it happen! I knew mom really wanted this, and I wanted her to have a good time and great memories. Because in my heart I also know that this was probably her last class reunion,
Your mom is fortunate that she has good supportive friends. And you. Great news that she had a good time.