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Living Life Filled with Love, Awe and Wonder


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The Ride

Good days, bad days, and very bad days!

My dad had a very bad day today due
to delirium. He has been in this state on and off for the past 6 days but the last 24 hours have been heart breaking. I stopped back up to see him late this evening and how I found him was so upsetting. So the ride is full steam ahead…

There have been many differences among family members… But this I know without a doubt no matter what others may think… Someone who can’t speak for themselves needs an advocate while they are in a hospital, not to mention a parent who has dementia needs daily care! At the very least they should be honored by being cared for by their children.

Many other countries honor the elderly, especially Japan, we as Americans discard them! I will be there for my parents, not just thinking strangers can care for them!

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Out of the Woods…

I love words and sayings, they keep me in a state of Wonder… And although I’ve been known to speak the wrong ones on occasion and miss spell them often, I still love words!

“Out of woods” came to mind this morning. I was thinking about a family meeting that will take place to discuss my parents current situation.
I thought… He’s out of the woods! Making reference to my dads pneumonia.
Only to realize, what’s on the edge of the woods looks even scarier!

Not knowing what’s next and the thought of a nursing home breaks my heart… Although they are not quite there yet, it is just a matter of time.

As I write about this season in my life, I have come to realize it’s my own type of personal therapy. I am thankful for being able to write and share my thoughts. For me, it is an amazing way to release my emotions that may otherwise have stayed suppressed.

Summed up in words…
Dads “out of the woods”
I’m still “spinning plates”
My family is on a “roller coaster ride”
And mom, well, “I’m lost for words” which is exactly what happens to her daily…

So today’s life lesson…
Live it
Love it
Embrace it
Share it…

In awe and wonder of it all…

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Fabulous Funny Fathers

Fathers

I am blessed to have a wonderful loving dad, with Fathers Day on Sunday I am reminded of my blessings.

To all of you who hold the memories of your father close to your heart I smile and cry with you, knowing how much you must miss your dads.

My dad being 88 seems to make me laugh more often. Like his ” 30 miles to nowhere” comment and him joining the “do nothing club”, his humor just makes me smile…

I took my parents down to the beach concert the other day, we were ready to leave and my mother was in the back seat needing help with her seatbelt, as my dad got out of the car to help her, she was able to buckle it, I tried calling and stopping him but he walked around the car and opened her door… When my mom said ” Bill, what are you doing?” he smiled at her and said ” I thought I’d stop by for a visit!” I just laughed…
I’m not sure who has dementia anymore, I think I’m in the running now! Lol

Life’s grand, enjoy, embrace, LIVE and LOVE!!!

In awe