Sunday, May 08, 2011
I found this anonymous poem which reflects my thoughts toward my Mom that I had to write down and share this Mother's Day.
I visited my Mom today in her special care home. We both enjoyed the visit. She has many problems now and I can see differences in her every time I visit. For those of you who don't know, she is 94 and has dementia. She also wears a hearing aid and has macular degeneration and has no central vision. She is amazing that throughout her life and especially in the past years, she has enjoyed life so much. She is a wonder and someone that I will always strive to be.
Mom, this poem is for you on this day (and on every day):
"Mom, I loved you yesterday,
I love you tomorrow and everyday.
You were there for me my first day of school,
To hold my hand and give me courage to go.
You listened to me when I needed to talk,
You talked to me when I needed to listen.
You let me grow and learn from my own mistakes.
You never left my side when I was feeling down,
I knew you would be there to pick me up.
I wish there was a way I could repay all the things you have done for me,
But there's nothing great enough to repay the greatest mother of all."
In 1912, Anna Jarvis trademarked the phrases "second Sunday in May" and "Mother's Day", and created the Mother's Day International Association. She was specific about the location of the apostrophe; it was to be a singular possessive, for each family to honour their mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world."
God Bless You Mom on this special day just for you.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Many people have weighed in on today's Royal Wedding of WIlliam and Kate. Many people have panned it, saying what a waste of time and what is all the hoopla about. That's okay, I can accept that, but my thought is this: Isn't it nice to get away from the gloom and doom of all of the everyday news and have a few happy hours?
We don't (at least I don't) get enough happy hours in our lives. What is wrong with spending a couple of hours to watch a wonderful, happy wedding on TV? They are such a happy couple. This is the first time for any royal wedding that the bride and groom kissed twice on the Buckingham Palace balcony to the sheer delight of the hundreds of thousands actually there and to that of 2 billion watching all over the world.
I don't mind saying that this made my day. It made me happy. I have enough stress in my life that this was a breath of fresh air for me. And, you know what? I truly believe that it made millions of others around the world happy as well.
On a personal note, my Mom doesn't seem to be doing as well as she has been. She seems to be living more and more in her own little world. She shuffles her feet behind her walker more and more and she doesn't want to take her pills. The staff at her special care home have to crush them and hide them in her food. I visit and we have a laugh but I am also so sad. I may seem harsh but I limit my visits to once a week as it really saddens me to see her and all the residents at her home going downhill as much as they are.
I think this is depressing me and stressing me and I can't seem to devote my efforts to my goals here on Spark People. I hope some of you have some suggestions for me to get me out of this "funk".
Anyway, I had a happy morning by watching the Royal Wedding and I guess I just needed to vent a bit. Maybe some people want to watch nothing but the gloomy, doomy news but I, for one, need an uplift in my life from time to time.
Thanks for reading this, my friends!
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