She is the strongest, most spirited woman I know!
She is a Mother to everyone and loved by all! She turns 79 today and we have been very lucky to have her still with us. She has had many occasions where we thought we might not be so lucky....but, let me tell you she has the will to live like no other! She had heart surgery about 18 yrs ago and had to have a mechanical aorta valve put in and one bypass. She had what they called a mild stroke many years before that and was also told she was diabetic. She has had many, so many we have lost count, congestive heart failures where she would spend weeks at a time in ICU and the outcome looked very grim....we still have her. About a year or so ago she had kidney failure and had to do dialysis twice a day. She was told she would be on that for the rest of her life....she was on it 3 months! She has gone down in her weight and not on purpose to 113 lbs (about 165 lbs normal for her) and I think now she might be about 122 lbs, hard to see my mom so frail. Her memory isn't always the best, but we deal with it and just gently remind her of the correct answer to whatever we may be talking about. She has lost partial sight in one eye, yet she still crochets to keep her hands busy. She still loves to shop, although she tires easy. She is the Mother of 6 children and still enjoys her grandchildren all 21 or so of them and her greats who I think number in the 20's as well. I do believe they are what give her the fight to live. She will never complain or let you know she is not feeling so well. She is the strongest woman I know and I Love Her deeply!
Happy 79th Birthday Mom and I hope to celebrate many more with you!
I Love You Always,