My deepest sympathies to you all. I feel as though I have known Mabel for so long now, first at West Ridge, and even when she was at RidgeView next door, we would pick her up and take her on our outings, and then at the Views of Marion. I have known Carla for a long time and know what a dedicated daughter she was, coming to see Mabel frequently and taking her outside to get some fresh air or convincing her to ride the exercise bike, which took more convincing some days than others. But during the pandemic I was happy to get to help facilitate the video calls and got to know Kim, Carmen and and Kirk. It didn't surprise me that Mabel raised such a wonderful family. Mabel had a great sense of humor but also let you know if she didn't like something, and you always knew her faith was important to her. I will miss her very much. Thank you for sharing her with me over the past 10 years!
I don't have a memory of your mom to share - just a note of gratitude to her for raising an amazing daughter that I am blessed to call my friend. If she failed to tell you - or did not tell you often enough - she is proud of who you and your faithfulness to her, especially over these last few challenging years.
May your Mom rest in peace and enjoy being reunited with your Dad! Hopefully she will save a place for us at the table! May you also rest from all the trips to Iowa City, the worry, and the "doing" that is associated with loving caregiving.
My deep sympathy to you and your siblings and all who loved and cherished Mable Grace Walters.