A Promise Kept

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Yesterday when I visited my mother, cialis she asked me when we were going to Honey Brook. She has asked me several times in the last couple of months to take her, troche and I told her that I promise I would, unhealthy just as soon as the weather got a little cooler. Yesterday I kept my promise. We drove to Honey Brook. It was an hour’s drive and along the way my mother would comment on a area or building that she remembered. Route 322 West is probably my favorite part of the drive. I have written about this area before on this blog, and showing pictures of some of the beautiful farmland. I pulled over to the side of the road and took this picture from inside my car. I didn’t have my glasses on when I took it, so I wasn’t really sure how it would look, I just clicked away. It was hazy in the distance this day, and I love the way it looks, while the corn fields in the foreground look so clear. After uploading this picture, I was surprised to see that there were cows, and 2 houses in the distance.
As we got closer to Honey Brook my mother recognized everything. She was really enjoying herself, that was very obvious and that made me feel good.

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I said to her, “let’s go see if the Amish lady that you bought the corn from is still there”. She would often tell me how much she admired this woman for being such a hard worker. She always noticed how rough her hands were. She was there, and she came out from behind her stand to say hello, and what was I doing while they talked? Taking pictures of course.

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Her wagon seems to be on it’s last legs, but I just liked the way it looked all filled with pumpkins and gourds. I bought some indian corn for my corn holder and we said our good byes. Next we would drive past mother’s house. She knew exactly where to turn. I pulled into the bottom of the driveway so she could look at it. She commented on how nice it looked and how happy she was to see the old stone wall all fixed. By now it was time for lunch. There is a little Chinese restaurant right up the corner. They have the best Chinese food, so we ate there. Afterwards I wanted to visit my daddy’s grave. The cemetery is right around the corner. It’s a beautiful old cemetery that sits on a hill overlooking the valley. It’s surrounded by an old stone wall and lovely mature trees.

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My mother didn’t want to get out of the car. This surprised me. She did before. I love old tombstones and wanted to take few photos. These are just a couple I took. I’ll show more as it gets closer to Halloween.

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I could tell mother was getting tired, and when she said, “well, Carole, I guess we have seen everything”, I knew it was time to go. After I took her home and I was getting ready to leave, she thanked me for a nice day and for keeping my promise. “You always keep your promise, Carole. I know I can always count on you”. She asked if I would tuck her in, said she wanted to take a little nap before dinner. I did and left to go home. I felt good. I kept my promise.
Carole

7 Responses to “A Promise Kept”

  1. tj Says:

    …Carole, you are a blessing. I know all too well what you are going thru and your mother is so fortunate to have you as a daughter. Your heart and spirit shined thru on this post and left me with tears – God bless you.

    …Enjoy your weekend and many blessings to both you and your mom! :o )

  2. Carole Says:

    What a nice post. Thank you, tj
    Carole

  3. Bobbie Says:

    How sweet is that? What a wonderful daughter your are…but of course, she must have a wonderful mother! My mother-in-law was sweet. She had Alzheimer’s also, but she was still the sweetest little lady ever! We used to pick her up from the nursing home and bring her to our house for the day. Even though she didn’t really remember my husband or me, I know she thoroughly enjoyed herself and always thanked us for taking her out. We will always have those nice, precious memories…and so will you!

    Bobbie

  4. Martha Says:

    I have said this so many times before, but it reminds me so much of the times I had spent with my mother! Your mother’s words and my mother’s word were the same! It must have been such a beautiful day for both of you! I love the photos too!
    Martha

  5. Carole Says:

    It’s always so nice to know that my posts are read and appreciated. Seems so many of us are affected by Alzheimer’s decease. I often wish how nice it would be if my mother didn’t have it. She could spend the rest of her days living with me. I would have loved that, but I am thankful that I still have her at age 91 and going strong! Thank you Bobbie and Martha for the comments left.
    Carole

  6. carole Says:

    Sounds like the two of you had a beautiful day together.
    xo,
    Carole

  7. Susan Daniel Says:

    Thank you for a heartwarming post. The photos were lovely as were the sentiments.

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