Sunday, March 3, 2013
We got up and left the house at 5:15 am on Friday and made the 6 hour drive to Tulsa, Oklahoma to appear in court at 1:30. The issue was basically to decide what the future would look like for our Mom. My sister and I met at the courthouse with out attorney. Mom arrived shortly thereafter with her attorney. The great news for that day was that my sister and I were made co-Guardians for our Mom. It was also decided that Mom would come to live with my family in Louisiana, but would also have extended visits with my sister and her family at certain times during the year. This was a win/win, in that it will provide for the best care and also the freedom to move between the states of Oklahoma and Louisiana at will. Mom has been diagnosed with dementia and our goal is to help her live her best life, with as much freedom and opportunity for happiness as we can make possible.
Now we're about the business of doing just that.
Yesterday we took Mom out for Mexican food.
Today we went to church then drove around our town showing her the sights.
Then of course we needed some lunch, so today it was Italian food.
Tomorrow we'll begin to find some type of routine that is hopefully pleasing to everyone.
Let it be known that I have the best husband in the world.
You can be sure there will be lots of stories ahead as we all make the adjustment to living under the same roof.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 5:36 PM