Thanks. Today I embarked on a new adventure too. I decided to take part in a pro-life rally so I stood on the sidewalk along a busy roadway where the shopping centres are. It was cold and windy, hard to hold up the sign which I chose to display (Jesus heals and forgives). Stood for 1 hour and our life chain was quite lengthy (about 300 people). Afterwards we went off to a church where we had a nice hot cup of coffee and some donut holes. I've heard about this rally every year but this is the first time I've had a chance to take part because I usually end up working on those days. So another good deed done! Now onto the next adventure that comes my way..
yes it was an interesting adventure. There were 2 van loads of people. We crossed at Sombra with the ferry into Marysville. Ended up at a place called White Lake where we had dinner at a restaurant along with the owners of the place called "The Barn". The Barn is somewhere in the boonies. The owners shared with us their personal faith/healing stories and how the Barn came about. The Barn is a chapel and they have a priest come once a month to say Mass there. They have a little shrine area too and while I was out there I saw a sign with a poem written called "Guiding Light". As a musical person, I kept reading the 3 verses and thinking there was a melody to go with it so I stood there until the hymn tune came to me, then I wrote down the words so I could take it home with me and put it to the music. Do you think I can find the music that was in my head at the time??? Still searching, actually I had a lady make up a tune for it but I don't play by ear so not sure I can remember what she sang for me. Well, that was my adventure!!
So today I was in school all day - gets rather tiring. I must have eaten too much food for lunch because at weigh-in (without having had supper)I found myself having gained a pound!! Such discouragement. Does stress add pounds to a person? My sister-in-law gave me further information to ponder and think about regarding accommodations for mom. I called my sister who manages a nursing home and who also knows the owners of Fiddicks in Petrolia because my own mother lived there for years. She helped me to understand the system better so that we can make a wise decision. So tomorrow I am working at my job in the morning then I am getting away for the afternoon/evening with a friend again - a couple of vehicles and passengers are heading over to the States to someplace called "The Barn" - not sure what its all about but hey I'm open to something new and different to get my mind off of family affairs right now.
Thanks Kathy. Reports today were that yesterday was a good day for mom and today was not so good. At least the son from the West was able to see both sides of her so he knows we're not making this up. The wonderful couple suite had to be given up so father is moving into another room tomorrow. Thank goodness it is just next door to where he is but we also have to store mom's stuff somewhere until we know where she will be going. Wow, everything seems to be happening so quickly and we children have to juggle a lot with our work schedules. I shall keep you informed. At least I can vent with my Spark friends. Tomorrow I am in school all day. Today I went for a drive to Windsor and Chatham with a friend.
My heart goes out to you with your situation. It is always difficult when we have to watch our parents showing signs of old age. I know how difficult this can be. We are here to support you any time you need it. You will be in my prayers tonight. Stay strong you will get through this.
Hi there. I've been going through a big change with my mother and father in law. They moved into retirement home in July. Mother is in hospital right now. She has been having a lot of falls. Her blood pressure seems to go sky high - to the point that she should not even be alive - each time this happens it causes damage in her brain cells which has brought on some dementia. She is struggling to now put a sentence together. She seems to know who we are and understand what we are talking about but gets mixed up in what she is trying to say back to us. Not an easy thing to go through. My father in law is tired out from trying to look after her in retirement. Doctor says she has to go into nursing care - this is in the same establishment but they won't be in the same room together. after 61 yrs of marriage that is hard for mother to accept. she thinks that he needs her but really he just wants to have some freedom as he is getting worn out from caretaking. A lot of this brings back memories of my own parents - I remember telling my husband that he would have his turn some day dealing with his parents so now that time has come. There are 5 sons in the family. 3 daughter-in-laws trying to help our husbands through this. We got the 1 son from out west to come home this weekend to see his mom while she is still cognitive. the youngest boy is pretty much useless - never makes himself available.
I'm leader of a team that I'm afraid has breathed its last breath - can't get anyone to respond to any posts I put out about what sort of things what members like to discuss, etc. It's really very frustrating!
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