Merry Christmas Everyone! May God send you and your family many blessing on this Wondrous day! H
I love this poem. I hope you find it as inspirational and motivational as I do!
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you dare quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
-By an Unknown Author
You ever heard of "empty nest syndrome". You know how after your kids are grown and out of the house, your kinda lost what to do with yourself now that you don't have them running around, no one making noise,or needing you to do for them. Well, I think that is where I am now.
Mom and Dad are gone, I'm stuck here. The house is to quite. What do I do with myself now? After 3 years of drive to and from South Carolina to Kentucky every weekend to be with them and then moving here to help with their care...Now What? Mom had dementia which meant in her final months there was not a minute of my day when I was with her that wasn't about her. Dad was so weak in his last few months. I loved them so much and miss them more than I can express! BUT now things have come to a screeching halt! Now what? I don't know what to do with myself anymore. My life as it was is no more. I just feel so empty like I'm just existing from day to day! Does anyone else feel this way after losing the ones you were a caregiver to?
I have a very special request for all of you. This has nothing to do with Alzheimers, but is so important! If you believe in God and the power of prayer then PLEASE, join me in praying for little Liam Parker L. Born yesterday. He is having some trouble getting started in this world and is on a ventilator. He needs prayers! Please, lets all stand together in bringing this precious little angel before God for a healing and a Christmas miracle! Thank you so much! from me and from the family of Little Liam!
Please let me know if you are praying and any words of encouragement you might have for the parents of this baby so I can share 'em with his Mom and Dad!
Check out this article! click on the wish list below and it will give you the link to click on. This blog hits the nail right on the head! I think this fits for anyone who has ever been a care giver! PLEASE READ..YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!
A Caregiver’s Christmas Wish List blog.aarp.orgWondering what to give your favorite family caregiver this year? I have two wish lists this year, and I’ll share both of them with you. I hope they will help you zero in on what the caregivers in your life really want. First, this week: my Intangible Christmas Wish List. It’s a short list – only 5 i...