I have many aunts. All of them are special and favorite to me. I have many fond memories of them. Many of these memories are of Easter. Of course I remember painting eggs and candy. And years when Easter was warmer and in April, not March.
Letting Go but Still Caring
One thing that is hard for me is realizing that I have to start letting go. My aunts are not so young anymore. Many of them are the ones who require care now and not so much me anymore. I do what I can. I write them a handwritten letter and send a card when I have time.
My Aunt is in Hospice
Last fall one of my aunts made the decision to go to hospice. To me the word hospice is the word that comes before death. To my surprise, although my aunt has cancer, she is still alive almost half a year later. And she actually enjoys being at hospice because she is around people who are helping to care for her.
Recently I found out that she is coming home for Easter and inviting relatives over for dinner. She gets around in a wheelchair but can walk a little.
A Portable Wheelchair Ramp as a Mobility Gift
I made the decision to order her a portable wheelchair ramp so that she could get back and forth from hospice to home. I wanted to send her a gift to show that I was thinking about her.
During the holidays, Easter, and other special events, buying a ramp as a gift for those who need help with mobility shows that we love them, care about them and welcome them into our home to celebrate and cherish the many good times that we still have together.
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