Geraldine is the matriarch of her family. She is the mother of five, grandmother of 15, great grandmother of 24… almost 26, and even a great, great grandmother! Bringing her family together, especially during the holidays, is something that has always brought Geraldine joy. Having as many family members present as possible for the holidays became even more difficult as everyone grew up and moved away. When asking Geraldine what she would like to do for her Dream, she said with no hesitation, “…to have my kids here, all of them.” To continue her family tradition, the Dreamweaver team and the staff at Brookestone Meadows assisted Geraldine in hosting her family once again at her home.
A Husker theme was decided upon for the Thanksgiving weekend gathering, and the family dining room at Brookestone Meadows was decorated with Cornhusker pom poms, footballs, festive beads, red and white balloons, and a football banner. Decked out in their Nebraska gear, Geraldine and her family cheered on the Cornhuskers as they played against the Iowa Hawkeyes. The family has always enjoyed all Husker sports, but especially football and baseball. As a former cheerleader, Geraldine especially enjoyed waving her pom poms around when the Cornhuskers scored a touchdown.
Geraldine and her family were able to spend quality time visiting together, it had been several years since all her children were in one room. And while not everyone could attend in person, Geraldine had a surprise virtual visit from almost every family member from afar. A cherished family tradition, one thing that was never forgotten at holiday gatherings was a family prayer before the meal. This gathering would be no different. To assure Geraldine and her family had a stress-free day, our friends at Hy-Vee provided a delicious spread of food including meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, bean salad, and apple pie with ice cream- Geraldine’s favorite. Everyone could feel the love sprinkled in with lots of laughter.
Her family has always been the essence of any dream Geraldine ever had. She was surrounded by her beloved family as they showered her with their love and support. It was a day the entire family will always remember. As they said their farewells after this joyous family gathering, Geraldine told her family, “Until we meet again.” The Dreamweaver team was honored to be a part of bringing Geraldine’s family together for the holidays and making all her Dreams come true once more.