When our mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in January, my siblings and I decided to start a Meal Train calendar to let people know our need for care and companionship for her and give them the opportunity to help, signing up for meals and/or visits.
Throughout these ten months, I have been regularly sending emails to this group of about 70, updating them and telling them of our mom’s current need.
When our dad died in July, we began looking for an assisted living community for our mom. That had always been the plan — when dad died, she would move closer to Santa Rosa and her church.
We worked tirelessly to find just the right place.
And we did! Find just the right place. Beautiful residence, gorgeous view, moving date set for October 12.
And then, on October 9, the devastating Santa Rosa, California fires roared through that community, burning to the ground over 8,000 structures. One of those was the community we had been calling her new home. The cable guys were scheduled, the new sofa bed was coming, and she was excited to join the walking group.
I guess not.