I got involved with The Christmas Day Dinner because of an email circulated by Sian at work. I will start by saying that my decision to become involved is because I am an ingrate!
I looked after my mother for several years and when her Dementia/ Alzheimer’s, became too much for me to handle on my own, I had to put her in a Nursing Home.
She has been there for a couple of years now and during Christmas I usually go to my son’s or brother’s home for Christmas Day. But I really don’t want to be “taken care of” at this time of year – though I know they do not view it in that way.
I LOVE my little family, but I am ridiculously independent and proud, and this is a way for me to do my own thing and them to know that I will not be alone (far from it!) on Christmas Day. I am really looking forward to the day and hope my poor contribution to the event will be of some help.
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