Today I am on my way to Texas to see my mom. I ultimately decided to fly down with my sister to see my mom and ensure our planned trip next week will be as comfortable as possible for my mom.
Sadly this means I have not exactly prepared for my mom's journey back to Pocohontas State Park and subsequently our house, however, this is more aligned with my mom's philosophy. She did not typically plan ahead (while I am a super planner with lists, agenda's and life plans for a long time in the future).
This past weekend I ran the Delaware Marathon. Three years ago my mom and I traveled to the Delaware Marathon within a few weeks of her first stroke so I could run with Dean Karnazes. My mom volunteered and had a GREAT time with his family while I ran the race.
On Sunday I was able to call and talk to her. She mumbled a little when I talked about being in the marathon. Many times during marathons she would call me. I would always answer my phone during marathons...but my mom would be funny and update me on all sorts of stuff. At some point I would have to remind her that I was running a marathon and probably should focus on running.
This week is going to be pretty challenging for me. Cindy (my sister) and I fly back to MD/VA on Thursday, I pack up for VT and fly to VT super early Friday morning. I also have to pack for our road trip from Texas since I will have about 7 hours at BWI during the end of my VT trip and the flight to start my mom's road trip.
Please keep her in your thoughts...Tammy