The Most Prized Possessions

The Most Prized Possessions

My mother, now age 98, was always very proud of her home and furnishings.  She and my father collected many beautiful things for their home. A few years after his death, she decided to sell her home and move to a condo.  We helped her decide which items to move and which to sell,  so she was able to keep the most meaningful things.  When she moved in with us years later, we again went through and helped her bring her most prized possessions to our home. The rest were sold.  When she moved to an assisted living facility, she was able to take her bedroom furniture and some of her things there.  We wanted it to look as much like her home as possible.  When she moved a memory care facility, we were able to take most of the bedroom furniture there, but she no longer recognized it as hers.

This week, she was moved to a rehab facility due to a broker leg. The facility furnishes everything so she has no personal items there except her clothing and a few pictures.  She’s doing great, and while she enjoys the photos, her face really lights up when she sees us, her loved ones.  We are the only things that count to her now.  We now recognize that we are really her most prized possessions.

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