Nursing Home and the staff that is there, day after day, taking care of her.
I love my mom, but I knew that taking care of her myself after her stroke (almost exactly 5 years ago!), was beyond my limits of what I know I could do.
I struggled with this for a couple of years. I felt very guilty that I wasn't taking on the HUGE responsibility of caring for her myself, but I knew in my heart that it was something that I couldn't possibly do. Still, the guilt remained.
After a couple of different nursing homes that just didn't "feel right", God blessed us with the perfect one.
She is now in one that is privately owned and operated (unlike most that are ran by the state). They take care of her every need in every way possible.
One thing that I especially love, is that the residents get to make lists for Santa at Christmas time. They can ask for anything that they want. Then, on Christmas Eve.... Santa comes and brings them their gifts! Last year, my girls and I just happened to be there when Santa arrived and it was such a delight to see the residents see Santa and receive their gifts!
My mom had asked for new shoes and a necklace with a diamond cross pendant. I really didn't think she would get these gifts, but SHE DID! She also got a few other small items. I was in awe of the generosity that was showed to these 30+ residents.
It took a while, but the guilt that I used to feel is finally gone. I know that my mom is in the right place and that she is well taken care of.
Thank you, Lord, for Phenix City Health Care!