Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.
Dr. Robert Goddard
Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.
Last winter I bought her a beautiful red car coat in lightweight wool. However, it is supposed to be a very cold winter this year and the little red coat, though pretty, won't keep her warm. Especially if she has to go anywhere on a cold and windy day. Mom and I chatted a bit the other day about her needs. In the end I think I was able to find things that were a good compromise between her wants and what I thought would match better with the clothing she currently wears. She doesn't have a lot of space to put too many clothes so we have to be able to coordinate multiple outfits with fewer items of clothing. Not as easy as it sounds when we have limited purchasing options.
First up was a warmer jacket. I bought her this beige coloured jacket which has a warm, but not too thick, inner lining. It also has a detachable hood which she likely won't wear. I paired it with this beautiful chocolate and camel coloured shawl for added warmth on a blustery day. I am thinking of taking off the garment tag at the neckline. This will give an added colour option because it will then be reversible. The compromise is that mom wanted a purple jacket (same style). I felt the beige one would coordinate better with all the bottoms she is likely to wear on excursions. I got the nice cape to give her a bit of a colour lift while still coordinating with her bottoms.
|Here is what the cape looks like on the inside if she chooses to have more of the tan colour showing.|
Next up was a nice woolen sweater. This will enable her to wear the summer dresses over the winter months. She really enjoys wearing the dresses because they are so comfortable and have big pockets. This nice purple sweater and a soft camisole underneath will keep her nice and toasty. She wanted purple. The compromise is I would have preferred a slightly heavier knit for her and a shorter length so she doesn't have to sit on it. I think in the end, the care workers will probably tuck the length in at the back of her, rather than have her sit on it. I would have selected a gray sweater but I know that colour isn't to her taste.
In the photo below, I've paired the sweater with one of the summer dresses.
In the next photo, I've paired the sweater with a beautiful tank top I bought. It will coordinate well with two of the skirts she wears in winter. I hope she likes it. It is a stretchy comfortable fabric. I don't normally buy her tank tops to wear especially for winter but this one is so pretty. She doesn't have to wear it over the Winter but can wait until Spring.
I also bought this lightweight and long, striped t-shirt. It will coordinate well with the sweater and a navy velvet skirt she likes to wear. I really like this t-shirt and I think she will too! It still coordinates well with the purple sweater.
|Here, I've put a stretch navy blue camisole underneath the top. It isn't as see through as it looks. It looks very see through because of the back light coming through the window.|