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Living Life Filled with Love, Awe and Wonder

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The Simplicity of Brilliance!


I saw this post on FB this morning and all I thought was … “The simplicity of brilliance!” I began to wonder about the simplicity of brilliance and how we all have the power to create a piece of brilliance. When nothing goes right, go left”… This makes me smile, along with being in a place of awe of others…

The mind… it’s ability to create and the simplicity of its brilliance is truly a wonder…

There’s a lot of noise in the world today… Take the time to be still and connect to your brilliance and simply listen from within…
And remember “when nothing goes right, go left!”

In love, awe and wonder ❤

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I Pulled the Plug!

It’s one thing to hear an expression and another the live it! “Pulling the plug” is one of those expressions you hear, but really don’t give much thought to. Oh course other than, a toaster or an iron which you may need to pull the plug in order to put the appliance away!

Well I lived “pulling the plug” first hand Saturday morning, one hour before the moving truck came to move my parents. All that kept going through my head was, the bride at the altar who just couldn’t go through with it!
I thought to myself if I was about to get married and felt the way I felt all week long I would have to walk away from the altar, no matter what others thought!

I just couldn’t do it… I could not separate my parents after 63 years of marriage! And yes, although they need different care, and I begged the senior living place to please reconsider putting them together they just couldn’t risk it with my moms dementia.

So there I was Saturday morning all set to move them when I realized I just could not go through with the decision. So back to square one with a different perspective. And although this ride will only get more difficult, I was at peace last night knowing my mother and father were together next to each other in the their own bed!


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The Move

The doors opened and I had to believe it was for a reason. Today, will change my families life forever…

The move… My parents are moving to a senior living environment. I have been encouraged by all the professionals involved that this is the right thing to do. Which by the way only makes today slightly easier. Having been a care giver for family members for the past 20 years and still for my parents, this move is very emotional. The care giving won’t stop because my dad will currently be in independent while my mother needs memory care. Because of their two completely different needs, the must be in separate rooms… Done gasping?
We have all been very emotionally over my mothers dementia. My dad being physically weak, mentally strong seems to be easier to handle with this move for some reason. Perhaps it’s because he knows this next stage in life is inevitable.

The move…this transition from yet again one home to another type of living must happen at some point. The door opened for rooms at The Villages, which is a lovely senior living campus.
As I awake this day I’ve dreaded, I try to stay strong knowing my heart along with my siblings heart break!

I Wonder what tonight will be like for them? Tomorrow when they awake what they will feel? And how long this move will last. All stages in the aging process… There’s a last move I really don’t look forward to! I have been in a morning stage for the past year now, morning what is no longer. Morning what is to come…

On the positive side I am so thankful for the opening at The Villages, that both parents are still alive, our caretaker team is wonderful and that this whole experience is happening in a lovely senior environment. Staying strong is difficult, there continues to be lessons daily…

I was just a little girl playing outside for hours while my mom called us in for dinner and dad smoking his pipe, was my strong daddy who was always there for us. And that was just yesterday, or so it seems….

The most precious gift they gave to us was “memories”.
Memories of a childhood filled with love, playfulness, loving parents, cottage on Keuka Lake, vacations and priceless holidays just to name a few…

The move today is a lovely, positive place for them to continue to enjoy their sunset years.
Their minds and bodies are tired at 90 but there spirits continue to live each day that is given to them…
Watching this aging process is one of the most difficult challenges in my life… I will be there for them till their last move… I am truly thankful for all their love and support through the years gone by…
Thankful to have Blessing from two wonderful parents….

The Move
Today is that day
The day no one wants to say…
It’s time for a change
What once worked
Works no more…
One day closer to that final move
But till then my friend
Each day is a gift
Each move necessary
Each loved one, loved
Today is that day
It’s time for change
The move…



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The Chicken or the Egg?

There is a saying “life got in the way”…
which made me wonder this morning,
Do we get in our own way or does life really get in our way? Which came first,
the chicken or the egg? Questions that make me wonder… I haven’t had time or felt the flow of creativity to write lately… is life in my way? Or am I in the way of my life? My daughter said something to me yesterday that rang through my head all day… Something I will keep private.
As life throws us curve balls, do we continue to learn how to hit them? Or do we just strike out? I’ve become more aware of people’s energy lately including my own… And boy, oh boy, what we can learn from those around us… What not to be like and goals to set to achieve inner peace. There will always be situations in life that we don’t have answers for… Like which came first, the chicken or the egg? But in the scheme of things (called life) does it really matter?
Say Hello to your fellow human,
Say goodbye to those same people.
Connection, forgiveness, and love creates an energy of peace and happiness, which creates a great life!

See me
Look at you
Your Heart smiles too
Joy shines across your face
Peace follows
Love glows
Life is lived…
And Nothing can get in your way,
Including life!