My mom has been in MC since August. We made it through the horrible 14 day quarantine, the phone calls, the window visits, the outdoor visits, and the plastic walled visitors booth! My mom's whole community has been fully vaccinated for over a month now. It was just announced that her MC is fully open now, and we can take them out whenever! I kept telling my mom that all of us would be around the table for Easter Dinner. Sure enough, yesterday, it was around 76 degrees here in Illinois...all of us were around the dinner table celebrating Easter and her birthday. We made her favorite food, bought her flowers, signed a card, and made a cake. She had a brilliant conversation with her 8 year old great grandson about the Titanic and other ships he is well versed on right now. I got some great pictures. The next morning she had forgotten the whole thing. Was it still worth it? Yes! In that moment, she was so happy! So were we. We're teaching the next generations to have boundries and to celebrate life. Plus, all of us there remember that special day. Her great grandson will always remember that wonderful conversation. Also, we can pull out the pictures of that day to show my mom how much she is loved and still celebrated during this tough time of living with vascular dementia.