Published December 27, 2005

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Santa came to see Ana this year and brought some neat toys. After we did some Christmas stuff at home, we went up to see my parents.

Christmas has always been my mom’s favorite holiday. I think she was saving up for this. She was really tired and we had to break out a wheelchair so she could save some energy.

She needed help moving about the house and I had to help her take her pills. I could see in her eyes the total frustration she felt. She is a very independent person, and her inability to take care of herself was definitely bugging her. She even got upset with Dad for trying to help her out.

The hardest part of the day was when we all sat down to eat without Mom. I fear that I will need to adjust to that.

I’m afraid of what is to come.

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