The days have been crazy and I have too much on my mind. Since the name of this blog is alzheimers moments with mom I am going to try to stick to that topic. Hopefully, that will remind me of the fun moments we have together.
Mom has beautiful thick hair for a 75 year old. Up until a few years ago, she always kept it short, cut and curled it herself. After a shoulder surgery that all changed. Since then my sister who has a very busy life has been the one to take mom for her haircuts. Well, it's been a bit too long and mom can't stand it.
Sunday when I went to pick her up for church she looked pretty good. Even had her hair washed. Dad and I were having coffee discussing birds and the garden and mom came out of the bathroom all smiles...she had put lotion on her hair!!! "I don't like it when it's sticking up!" I couldn't take her to church like that so after a few loud words she decided I could her wash and dry her hair and we made it to church with time to spare.
Church is another moment to love with mom. During the sermon she makes faces or rolls her eyes. One day the minister was talking about Esther from the Bible and mom whisperered Esther Proffit??? That was a dear neighbor lady that had died this past winter.
Back to the hair topic, this morning when I went to help dad plant corn mom was very happy to see me. She had obviously been trimming those bangs again and today she looked like a little Dutch girl with them cut very short and grinning ear to ear. It reminded me of my second grade picture when she cut my hair.
Dad and I went to work in the garden and soon mom was coming to join us. It was a bit cool 50 degrees maybe and mom hates to be chilled so she was wearing a stocking hat which is not unusual for her except today it was a super thick bright blue one that was pointed on the top. I told Dad she looked like a Smurf. Mom didn't mind she walked up to dad and said something like, "Hi Pa! Did you miss me? I love you." and then she gives him a kiss and says come on give me a kiss and he does. Is that sweet or what? Their 43rd aniversary will be next Saturday, June 6th. It seems they have more love then ever between them.