This entry was posted by Wendy, who's filling in while Jen's on the road. You can read more about my project at Spread Change.
Doing a chore to give someone a break.
30 minutes to 3 hours
This post is inspired by Labor Day! Recently my mother had surgery and was unable to do any bending for a while. She had many friends who wanted to come visit her, but she was worried the house wasn't tidy enough for company. (Oh, Mom, believe me... at your worst you're still tidy enough for visitors!) I spent part of one morning getting the place back to her comfort level -- doing 2-3 dishes, shaking all the rugs, sweeping, wiping down any dusty surfaces.
Definitely! It was gratifying to take care of a woman who devoted so many years of her life to raising me and caring for me. It was also wonderful to see how relieved and comfortable she was and to know she was going to be able to relax and enjoy the visits from her friends.
Day 737: Lost and found times two
2 months ago