As I arise this Thanksgiving morning, I immediately head to the kitchen to retrieve my breakfast smoothie after my morning devotions. I began thinking about those who, along with my family, will celebrate or tolerate Thanksgiving Day without that loved one who has passed on since the last holiday. Because my husband and I wereContinue reading “There Are Always Firsts….”
How many times, as a child, did you fall down, scrape your knee, and run into your house screaming with pain for Mommy to make it all better? Mommy would scoop you up in her arms, take a look at the wound, wash it off, give it a kiss, put you down and watch you getContinue reading “Get Up and Move”
Even though you do nothing to deserve dementia, you still feel as though you could have done things differently. You begin questioning the way you ate, exercised, even lived that could have made a difference. You then must determine the simple actions that will make life easier for your loved one. It’s been 7.429 weeksContinue reading “Easy Decisions are Hard to Make”
After my husband’s passing with dementia, it’s as though people assume I have just realized what I’ve lost. I knew what I was losing the entire journey!
It’s been fifteen days since the love of my life went to his forever home with complications from Dementia. Today, I went to the cemetery to choose the headstone and take a look at the gravesite. As I sat there talking with the young lady who assisted me in doing what I never planned toContinue reading “Because I Can”
As I was lying in bed early Friday morning, June 12, I prayed my usual prayer that Jesus would give me strength for the day and allow me to be the conduit of His grace and mercy throughout the day ahead. No one could have prepared me for the next four days, and yet IContinue reading “It’s Not a Final Goodbye”
It was a typical Friday morning for Henry and me as we were on our way to the church office. Since Mom and Dad had moved in with us nine years before, we could always check on them as we left our house. We had purchased a house with a mini apartment on one end, and weContinue reading “Hello Tomorrow”
As soon as I open my eyes, roll over and check that my hubby, Henry, is sleeping well, I begin going over my game plan for the day. For the last eight months, we have had hospice nurses and CNAs coming in to assist in the bathing process and checking vitals. This sounds like suchContinue reading “It’s Monday Again ….”