This photo was taken of my mother on the day she moved from her apartment in Independent Living to a room in Assisted Living. She had to greatly downsize and witnessed a stream of relatives visiting her and choosing what they wanted from the things laid out on the guest bed.

Here she sits facing the empty shelves, shelves that had held treasured and familiar things for so long, now packed in boxes or given away. I don’t know what she was thinking at that moment, but the scene is poignant in its representation of the changes elderly people go through as their ability to care for themselves decreases and they see the approach of the end of their lives.

15 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

  1. Must be one of the most difficult moments in a life – the reality of downsizing and such significant change! I can just hope that I will be bale to do it with good grace one day!

  2. I know this is a change we might face and it is hard indeed. I am thinking about moving out of my house into an apartment.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

  3. She looks so sad.. I do hope she’s happy where she is now.. but it scares me to think of that time in my own life.. Beautiful photo though

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