Today I took my TravelScoot to my mom's nursing home for an adventure. She can't walk and she can't easily travel by car, so it's hard to give her a change of scenery. Her nursing home has gorgeous grounds that go on for acres. Soooooo...... I got her out in the hallway and on my left side. I controlled my scooter with my right hand, and grabbed the right arm of her wheelchair with my left hand and we took off, side by side. We went down one hall, and then another one, and then we kept on going until we saw sunshine. "Oh yes!" was her answer to asking if she wanted to go outside, so I opened the door and out we went, side by side down the sidewalk, past the Virgin Mary statue, down the wheelchair ramp and into the parking lot. Sweet freedom. We were going fast enough that the wind was blowing her hair.
I've always wanted to take her on a long walk like that, but just couldn't. I have a feeling she was the envy of the home today. The "Hurry... QUICK... You have to SEE THIS!? Did you see it?! Hurry!" was something we heard from the other end of the hall. It was someone on the staff telling a coworker to look at what we were doing.
Independence is a GREAT thing and the memories we made today are priceless.