Family Life

The First Copy of “A Happy Life” is Out

My mom has a copy of my book before I do. I am still waiting for my copy.

This past year my mom was hospitalized and we didn’t know if she would make it. I’m so happy I get to share this with her.

My mother is a big inspiration to me. She is the one who taught me things like, “Life is what you make it.” She faces challenges in life with a positive “Can do” attitude. Although she needs a walker to get around, she somehow managed to get a turkey into the oven this Christmas. She also baked some “knot buns” which were the best rolls I’ve tasted.

I surprised her and booked a flight to Manitoba to see her for our family Christmas gathering at the beginning of December.

My mom said to me, “I try not to complain.” I responded, “You only complain when the children don’t visit you often enough.” She thrives on visits from her family.

During the height of Covid, family members had to care for her while she had Covid which we think she picked up at the hospital as she got bloodwork done. She felt unwell and was admitted to the hospital overnight and sent home. The next day we received the call that she had Covid. Because she has a separate patio entrance to her suite, her family was able to come and go as necessary. I am so thankful that the family did this. I know of many seniors who are no longer with us for various reasons, so it makes me especially grateful to be able to see this photo of her enjoying my book.

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