Monday, January 25, 2010

Surrounded by smiles




Mom was released from the hospital one week ago today. I've been staying at her house pretty much day and night to help her. Her restrictions include no driving, no lifting more than ten pounds and no pushing or pulling with her arms. That means that she is not allowed to use her arms to stand up out of a chair and proves to be the greatest limitation. Only one of her chairs is tall enough that she can get up without assistance. Fortunately, though, she has a tall toilet, so she can get up from there very easily as well.

Most of you, my readers, do not know my mom personally. So you do not know about her afinity for smiley faces. Mom has always drawn smiley faces with her name as long as I can remember. She got the habit from her mother. So, for years and years, mom has gotten gifts of all sorts of smiley face paraphernalia for any special occassions and they fill her little house. I usedy iPhone camera to take this grid photo sampler of just a FEW of them...


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3 comments:

judi said...

glad you mom is recovering and has you to standby her. :)

Martha said...

I agree, it is great that you are so close by to help your mom. Sometimes I wish I was closer to my mom too, but I am grateful for my son and daughter in law who are so willing to be there for her.

Love the smiley faces. I hope they make her smile too.

Tracy said...

thanks for the encouragement, guys.