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This is a most meaningful post at this time in our society as so many search to find themselves, looking to be loved and cared for, and many who need a hero in their lives.

https://dianereedwiter.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/someone-elses-hero/

Thank you Diane.

Peace in the Garden by ann marquette

Peace in the Garden by ann marquette

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PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease

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I wrote some of this May 5, 2008. Two years previously we had to put Mother in assisted living because her Alzheimer’s has progressed so she needed 24/7 care.

I recently talked with the nurse at the assisted living home where Mother has been the last two years. She advised me that Mother’s memory has deteriorated significantly in the last few months. She does not know where she is going, cannot use the elevator, unable to figure out where to go.

I have seen the people in this state and they kind of look like walking vegetables…almost. It is so sad. For years, even before she was bad enough to be placed in the home she has prayed for God to take her HOME with Him.

This is one illness which I wonder why they have to live for years this way. I ask “why God, don’t you take them home?”

So sad to watch people lose their memories, starting with most recent and gradually those further away.

Sorry Mother you had to go through that, but so glad you are now at peace…and remember everything.

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Lovely day spent OUT of the house after being cooped up most of the week due to the snow and ice keeping us indoors. It was a beautiful sunny day with warmer temperatures. It helped melt more of the ice still out there.

I missed my brisk walk/aerobic exercise today, but I did get close to an hour of easy walking. Better than nothing though.

I was wondering what I could write about tonight until I checked my emails, and there it was…
Today’s TOPIC: If you had a time machine that only let you spend one hour in a different time, what date would you go to?

I wondered where would I go? Was there a special time with a special someone ~ like my junior prom with Johnny, the love of my life who died the following summer? Was there a special surprise event ~ which would surely be when I assisted my friend in Ireland who was Director of UNICEF by helping finalize plans for the Gala Ball and Auction; and photographing the two days of events with Audrey Hepburn, UNICEF Ambassador to launch the Children’s Relief fundraiser.
Or maybe the day I woke up with a story in my head, and I spent the day writing and dreaming of other ways the story could be old, not just as a published book. I love the amazing magical story, and that first magical day when it began. What about the day my brother came into my life and special times together throughout our lives.

There were many other special moments and very special people as part of those times; and each could be at least an hour I would enjoy going back to in my time machine. I can’t pick just one, but I am grateful for the wonderful memories. And when I think about it, I CAN actually go back and relive and enjoy those moments…in my memory and in my heart…anytime I want.

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