caring for sick mother

Philippines
February 2, 2007 8:19pm CST
I am so thankful for the only opportunity to be able to help take care of my mom when she got sick in August of 2005 and passed away in January of the following year. Although it was already in the month of November 2005 when my 18 year old daughter and I moved in with my mom and took care of her full time, the experience was incomparable to anything that can happen. It was like making up for all the failures and heartbreaks I have caused her in the past during my much younger days. And to top it all, my teenage daughter was there to help with her grandma and was able to experience such priceless bonding together.
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4 responses
• United States
4 Feb 07
Your mother was very fortunate that you were able to care for her when she needed you most. Often times the children of ailing parents cannot provide them with the care they need either for many reasons. Employers are not always willing to let an employee take time off to care for a loved one. Some people cannot provide care because they are not physically or emotionally capable. You are fortunate to have a child that would be open and willing to help out with her grandmother as well. Children of today are not as caring or helpful as the children of past generations. Huggers to you and your daughter.
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
you know what you are so lucky you and your mother are still in each others arm. I dont see my mother for years to count it off its almost 20 years that we havent each other. She left me when my father and her got separated but it's okey i'm not missing her so far. I dont even know if she misses me. Maybe yes, maybe not but either way i know there will come a time that she might need me. And if that time comes i'll give her my arms for help, which by the way she did not do for me. Take good care of your mother you are so lucky you have her.
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
i'm glad that you were able to patch up your relationship with your mom before she passed away. i'm sure it has been a very hard time for you. but whatever heartbreaks you have given your mom in the past, there is no doubt she has forgiven you. mothers are like that. they'll love you and forgive you no matter what. i'm sure you know that cuz you're a mother too.
3 Feb 07
I care for my mother. She isn't very clever on her feet. (nothing major) because of certain things and problems i spend time taking care and making she's all right. Kudos for looking after you mothers too! it's nice to return what they did for us when we was younger, alot of people i know wouldn't do this sort of thing. (since alot of familys now-a-days don't really get on how they used too) ~joey