Thursday, November 8, 2012

Moving Forward...

This has been a hard week. My Mom has been in the hospital since Friday so I've not been home much. It's sad to see her health failing, she was strong for a long time. Her dementia keeps her from being able to tell me much, but when she woke up one time she was making ice cream with her Mom... a favorite memory she used to re-live. I can see expressions that help me to understand her feelings, even though she can't speak. So many helpful people all along the way to  give me hope and courage, placed there "strategically" I'm sure! I do feel a strength that comes from my faith, it's there even on the darkest days.

At this stage of my life, the one thing I can count on is that the horizon is always changing. I really never know what the day holds until the sun comes up. But one foot in front of the other is how I make it, and for America that's how we will overcome the many hardships we are facing right now. Working together toward a goal, it's senseless to lay blame and complain. Moving forward is the only answer and we can do that if we set aside party affiliation and focus on the task at hand. I'm in line to do just that.

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  1. So sorry to hear of your mom's struggles, and yours. Wish I had better words.

    Your sentiment is right on regarding the election... forward! please.

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    1. Thanks Karen, hard stage of life for Mom and me. The hardest thing to be Mom to your Mom. She continues to have a smile on her face, I miss her words of wisdom. The election is over, I hope we can start fixing problems now...

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  2. You're in a tough spot right now. It is so very hard to see parents decline, especially when they had been your source of strength and encouragement. You are so right, stay positive and put one foot in front of the other. (((hugs and prayers for all)))

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    1. Muffy, that's so right... she was such a source of strength and encouragement. I hope I have the strength left to be there for her, some days I just don't feel it. That's where the one foot in front of the other comes in. I feel the hug~ thanks sweetie!

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  3. Hugs to you Joy. May God bless you and your dear mother.

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  4. I know this time...it's very, very difficult. It is a blessing (know this) that you are right beside your Mother. I will say a prayer for both of you and a prayer for our country...it needs much prayer...much. Many blessings to you dear Joy.

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  5. So sorry to hear your Mom is not doing well. Dementia/Alzheimer's is such a terrible disease. Be thankful she has some happy memories dancing around in her mind!

    I too am going forward. Life goes on...

    Spend time with your Mom! I'm sure you are doing that.

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  6. I can hear how you miss your old relatinship with your mother. These changes are so hard, but your outlook and your faith wil see you through.
    I was so glad to read your measures and thoughtful words regarding your country. It's not my country but I've lived there twice and came to love the USA and its people. The ugly reaction to the election on some previously pleasant blogs was disturbing. People with your outlook and willingness to work together will keep your country great.

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  7. A beautifully written post. Wise words. We are never too old to 'need' our moms......even when WE are the caretakers and our roles have been reversed.

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  8. Wishing there was a sentence I could write to make it better, but that's not the case. Been down that road, if knowing others who went through similar trials helps, but I know it doesn't. A prayer is all I can really offer.

    And you're right on with the political climate, we need to get together and figure this crap out.
    Your sunset picture, by the way, stunning.

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