Valentine’s Day is coming up. Since we will be in New Mexico on that day (more on that later), the Mystery Guest Blogger (MGB) decided to give Mom a little something – something warm and snuggly. The gift would be a stuffed toy bear. Because Mom has no concept of dates nor time, giving it to her early made no difference to her.
And, she asked Trang to give it to Mom.
Its interesting to watch Trang with Mom – she is more than just patient with Mom, she seems to be very comfortable in Mom’s presence. My theory is that the Vietnamese are more used to having old people around. It is not uncommon to have three – even four – generations living in the same house. If the MGB and I were traditional Vietnamese, it would not be the two of us caring for Mom, it would be our two youngest grandchildren. Zach and Elly would have grown up around my mother and cared for her as part of their normal daily life.
When we arrived at Good Samaritan , Mom was asleep. That is becoming more common. Mom sleeps a lot now, and is sometimes hard to awaken. But – she seemed to enjoy the bear once she realized it was hers.