Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I Will Miss You, But it's Time For Change

I Will Miss You,  But it’s Time For Change

We’ve all heard it said that there is an end to all things and I suppose this is a correct statement.  Sooner or later all things do end; some sooner than we expect.

I’ve been going over and over the planning of this blog article, trying to figure out just how to begin and what to say. I suppose the best way is to just jump into the deep end, so here goes.

I am pretty much calling it quits with Patti’s Place, this blog and the Facebook blog, especially the Facebook end. I may occasionally return here to write a spiritual or personal article, I’m not really sure at this point. I won’t delete them and I’ll leave them both up since there is a lot of what I hope and believe is useful information and encouragement.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mother's Final Ministry

We put our mother in a local nursing home yesterday.

Mother will be 88 on Saturday, October 3rd. She is in very good health, very mobile and very alert. Her problem is short term memory loss dementia. Very, very short term memory loss.

Some days she's very normal and some days she wakes up in a new world every five minutes, or less.

She can no longer realize the dangers of everyday life. What I mean by that is, she still thinks she can cross a busy highway to walk to church or to visit a neighbor on the other side of one of the most dangerous highways in the state.

She may wander out into the yard at 2 a.m. and forget where she is, etc. There are way too many scenarios to list.