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The Beautiful Mount Shasta

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last week we returned from a very short trip to Canada, It was a much needed trip. I will spare you all the stressful week that we were in at the time, but we my oldest daughter and I did enjoy seeing the very Beautiful Shasta Mountain as we were driving back home to Sacramento County California. Here is what it looks like in August 2014. Seeing this beauty brings to our thoughts about how lucky we are to live in such a Beautiful Country, and how Thankful we are to God to be living here.

  
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COOP9002 8/30/2014 10:14PM

    Wow! Thanks for sharing

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1MORNINGWALKER 8/30/2014 10:10PM

    Beautiful emoticon

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Happy 4th of July to our Country

Friday, July 04, 2014

I hope that you all have a wonderful safe day. I went to see my mother today. The first time in about 8 years. She is 97 years old and in a care home here in Texas. Not doing very well, as a few months ago she fell and broke her spine and her pelvic bones. We hope to see her while we are here visiting. She did remember me, my hubby and daughter. Thanks for all your prayers during this difficult time in all our lives.

  
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GRANJERRY1 7/4/2014 8:22PM

    God Blesz you Virginia for having made that trip to see mom....
Most have been very moving that despite her dementia & 8 years she still remembers everyone..,Mat The Lord make it easy for her as well as you'll.

As we get on in age, there are times we can't express our feelings, but being able to see our children healthy & happy is very satisfying.... It breaks my heart when I see my daughter who is 69, who is suffering from Vertigo & severe arthritis struggling to move...Her DGDIL-bless the child-is her chief care giver now... Helping her walk, bringing her to visit us, taking her to church everything..., for us mothers our children will always be kids. God I get emotional when I read abou mothers & daughters...,

Have a great summer break & enjoy mom

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SUNSET09 7/4/2014 6:46PM

  Good to spend time with family as 8 years is a long time Hope you enjoyed your 4th of Jul weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Last Words

Saturday, June 21, 2014

On Tuesday morning June 18 we visited my sweet mother-in-law, Lucille at her care home, She had been having good day and bad days. She was very tired of battling to get well with the injuries on both arms and legs, having pain in her right forearm and it seemed somewhat swollen. She couldn't sip on the straws anymore, so I gave her strawberry milk and water from the straw, that she enjoyed. We knew she was not going to be here very long. My DH talk to her about Heaven and that she didn't have to stay here, and when she got there to give hugs to Jesus, her hubby and our 3 daughters, her parents, other family and friends there, Hi from us. She was tired, had lived a long life at 105. When we were leaving her, this is what she said in a large clear voice, with one hand up as waving,

"Tell Everyone Goodbye here, Cause I'm Leaving"

She passed away at 12:30 am on June 20,2014

Thank You all so much for your Prayers, Love and Concern, that you have shown during this hard time, saying goodbye for a while to our loved one.

  
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GRANJERRY1 6/28/2014 12:54PM

    Dear Virginia....
My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family....
But dear Lucillehas lead a beautiful life...so celebrate her life through all the lovely memories she has given you her children.
Till you will meet her in heaven again....

May the Lord make it easy for the entire family to cope with her loss

God Bless

Hugs, Prayers & Blessings
Mani


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VDALE4 6/21/2014 11:09PM

    Thanks everyone for your kind wishes. We went to the funeral home today, and Lucille looked very much at peace. My daughter Karen was a little afraid, of what to expect, but after reassurance, was OK.

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DEB62BIE62 6/21/2014 2:52PM

    God Bless. She's in a better place. She was definitely ready to go.

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COOP9002 6/21/2014 1:19PM

    Blessings upon you and your family through this time.

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BIOLOGYJUNCTION 6/21/2014 11:53AM

    May the peace of God be with you and your family. emoticon

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CETANISTAWI 6/21/2014 11:50AM

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AZMOMXTWO 6/21/2014 11:49AM

 
i am so sorry for your loss and like you said she was ready to go may the Lord be with you

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WDIPIM 6/21/2014 11:48AM

  God Bless

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Very Stressful Week

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Good Morning to you all, I hope that you are having a great week. Yesterday, we spent most of the day at the emergency room at the local hospital. Earlier in the day we visited with my mother-in-law Lucille at her care home, We had stressed to her many times that she was only to get up out of her bed only if she called the nurse by pushing the little red call button. She has broken her leg & has a full big leg brace,a couple days before, they are giving her pain medication so she thinks she can walk and that it isn't broken. I guess being stubborn, is the reason she has lived to be 105. We got a call from her place two hours later, that she had gotten up, gone into the bathroom, and fallen, banged her head scalping her scalp and cutting her fore head, and they called 911. We felt so bad, but she is so indenpendant even at her age, she never has or will asked for help when needed. I'm sure she is sore this morning. As she was lying on the hospital bed she says, "I'm going to be sore tomorrow". I said, I'm sure you will. They gave her good treatment, with lots of stitches, ekg,cats scans,mri and blood tests as well as admitting her for a couple of day. We are hoping that she survives this trauma to her body.

  
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GRANJERRY1 6/14/2014 8:27PM

    Virginia special prayers for dear Lucille nd all of you as well....hope she is not hurting too much.

Talking about needing to be independent, I know how bad it feels to be asking for help even for the basics....I went through this myself, but my DGD explained it nicely to me so now i have just taken it in my stride & realise that there are certain things I can't do alone, by myself & visiting the bathroom comes right on top. Praise the Lord, I have a nurse who is by my side all the time, & when she is not around, it is one of the children.

Hope it is nothing serious and you'll can continue enjoying Lucille for a long time to come.

Hugs & Prayers
Mani

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Lucille, fell from her wheel chair and broke her leg ..

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Yes last Friday (6-6-14) my mother-in-law fell from her wheel chair and they took her to the hospital for xrays, The Dr thinks that she is to old at 105 to have an operation so she is now wearing a very large brace. We went to visit yesterday and the brace had worked its way almost down to her knee. The break is just below the Right Knee on the leg bone. Such sad news for Lucille, although she has some pretty bad demitia now, the pain medication just blocks out the memory, and the pain, except a short time when I had the nurse come an adjust her brace. The pain from the broken bone showed up when it was being adjusted, but only lasted until it was re-placed back in the correct position from the hip to about 6 inches above the ankle. She only weighs about 88 pounds and the brace seems a little large on her very boney thigh. She may need a smaller one. We pray that she won't be in lots of pain at her age, and the pain medication seems to be working as about 5 minutes after the pain of adjusting the brace, she had forgotten it and was ready to get up and walk. She didn't even remember the nurse Liz, coming in or realizing that her leg is broken.

If you believe in God please say a little prayer for Lucille. Thank you so much !

  
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PEGGYO 6/12/2014 8:12AM

    prayers going up for Lucille and your whole family.

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GRANJERRY1 6/10/2014 3:03PM

    How sad..... will pray that the Lord heals her pain. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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