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The day ended with a sing-a-long.

by marymc on July 26, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Today, for 12 hours, my sister-in-law, Pam and I moved my parents into an assisted living facility. They are unpacked, set up and there's pictures on the walls. When we left, they were doing a sing-a-long in the common area with their soon-to-be friends. Mom played wii bowling. Thank God for Pam, for the staff of Aegis Assisted Living and they 2 awesome movers we hired for making what could have been one of the worst days of my life into a smooth-running, long, but relatively stress-free day. Pam and I haven't always seen eye-to-eye, but today, when I needed her, she was there for me. I guess that's the real definition of family.


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