So I have made 30 cards on which I've used some stamps I had in my stash , un- used since colouring was just not in my mind , but I thought I'd give it a go and I coloured with just plain pencils .
My mother , age 84 , who I have nursed and taken care of for 10 years after she was declared seriously dementing at the start of 1998 , is now residing at the demental departement for 5 years this month , of which she spent the last 2 years fully in bed after a nasty fall in september 2010, that broke her heap .
Being an invalid myself since 2008 after a failed back surgery , I can only visit her twice a week thanks to very dear friends of mine (which I am so grateful for !!! ) , who take me to her by car and wheelchair .I have to lay beside her ,since I cannot sit or stand up for more than 15 minutes ,but the contact with her is outstanding .I always start giving her a dessert ,which she firsts tastes and then approves by making big glimpse eyes . Then I rub her legs with a soothing creme .And after that her finger points to the end of the bed , where I always have some new made cards laying , I then give to her and await her approval , after that she will hold her favourite card(s) until I have to leave and she just won't let go . ,
She still recognizes me and with great effort we still communicate with eye- contact, and holding hands . It is amazing that when one takes time to learn how to stimulate contact, how much love and affection you get back for it , even when they can't speak .
Here are some of the cards I made :
I am also working on two gift sets , each containing a map with four cards . That will be for very soon . Up until then , take good care, Im off to sleep !