In response to this weeks photo challenge ‘New’.
This is a photo of my beautiful mum that I took a couple of days ago, over the Christmas break. Ok, she’s not exactly ‘New’, in fact, (I’m sure she won’t mind me telling you), she’s in her 90’s. However, she is off on a new adventure.
She’s lived in the same town all of her life, and been in the same flat for about 40 years. She’s been happy and comfortable there, but now she has come round to the idea that it might be nice to have a bit more support and company, and we’re in the process of helping her find some sheltered accommodation. Somewhere that she can still be fairly independent, and have her own front door, but where she can have a little bit more help when she needs it. Also, somewhere a bit closer to family – she will still be a couple of hundred miles away from me, but nearer my sister and her family, so for the first time in her life, it’ll be a move away from her home town. She’s both excited and a bit nervous – as you should be with all new adventures in my opinion! It’s a big leap of faith and we’ve all got our fingers crossed that it’s a good one.
Of course, she’s only willing to go if they have broadband so she can still use her ipad!
I’m very proud of her for facing change so stoically. I hope I never get too old for new challenges either!
Good for her! She looks bright-eyed and very chipper for “in her 90s”! My mom is loving her new little place, and just turned 80.
Yes, she’s doing ok. She’s actually 92 and has, up until now, lived alone and looked after herself. I’ve told her its about time she has some help! Glad you’re mum has settled in ok.
Wow !! Good luck on her new beginnings 🙂
Good luck to your mum, Kaye. She looks so beautiful and such a happy soul!
Thanks for your good wishes. She’s as excited as a five year old now she’s seen the little apartment! 😄