Wednesday, August 6, 2008

All I Can Say is WOW & THANK YOU

A Warm & Friendly Hello To My Wonderful Blog Friends

Please help yourself to a cookie. I baked them last night just for you.

I want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart for your kind, caring, sweet, touching & compassionate comments on my last post. I really debated whether I should do that last one. Partly because I didn't want to put something sad on my blog and partly because I tend to keep things like that to myself. I'm not really sure why, but I think it's because I don't want people to think I am looking for sympathy. Silly, I know - but what can I say, that's me.

I honestly wasn't prepared for such an outpouring of support. It touched me deeply. Some of you have had to deal with Alzheimer's personally and I can feel for you. All of us deal with sadness, illness and loss at one time or another. Unfortunately, that is part of life.

Please know that your kindness has really helped me at this time. The conference call we were supposed to make to my Mom on Monday has been postponed until tonight and now she may be moving to an assisted living here instead of Michigan. There is a lot up in the air. Again that's the way it is with all of us scattered around. I will be relieved after the call is made and we can move forward with a concrete plan. I don't like living with everything so unsettled. But, for now I am trying to think of the good things that can come from this big change and not get overwhelmed by the things that could go wrong. As my husband tells me every night, "we will get through this". I know he is right. I just wish we were through it right now. If my Mom heard me say that she would say that I'm wishing my life away. Ha ha.

Tonight before we call my Mom I will be re-reading all of your lovely comments. I know that they will give me a warm and peaceful feeling ~ just what I need to face the task at hand. The power of words - isn't it wonderfully amazing??


Now, I really do hope to be able to get back to my regular blogging. I just feel like this whole thing has been occupying all of my thoughts lately and I couldn't even think of things to post about.

I hope you are all doing well, enjoying your summer days & keeping cool.

It has been so hot here. The past couple days I have had to water some of my container plants twice because by afternoon you would have never known I watered them in the morning. While I was out watering I noticed that one of the impatiens growing out of the crack between my steps is blooming. You can see it below.


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time....I know, from experience, how hard it is.

  2. Kim...thanks for stopping. Good luck with the call tonight and please let us know how it goes. One thing that I didn't tell my mom before she got so bad was that I loved her and to thank her for a wonderful childhood. She sacrificed so much for my sister and I. My sister passed away 2 years before my now it's just me!! Thank goodness for my kids now!


  3. I know your heart is heavy, but it was so nice of you to visit me yesterday. I was so glad to see your new post today because I was waiting to see how things were going. Good luck with the call and be strong knowing there are a lot of people who are praying for you. Twyla

  4. Hello, and thanks for the cookie! We came across your blog for the first time today & just wanted to let you know that we will be thinking of you.

    Both of our Grandmothers have had alzheimers. One is in the nursing home, the other has had her mind restored and is home with the Lord. We understand what a difficult time this is for you, but remember that God will continue to open doors and take care of your mother and your family.
    God Bless,
    Karla & Karrie

  5. You are in my prayers.

    Many blessings to you and your family.


  6. I just went through this myself. I want so badly to have my mom live with me, but I just can not quit my job. She needs too much help. We found a private assited living home with only 6 residents and we're very happy with it. I too wish I could take my moms hand and say "today we can relax, we don't have to rush.....we can talk about old times" but I only get this chance once a week. My heart is so heavy for you...I know what you are going through!

  7. I think the flower growing through a crack is a sign that all this will be okay in time. Just keep the faith. We do all experience sadness, illness and loss and that is what binds us all together. Thinking of you...

    Hugs ~

  8. Kim,

    Wishing you a well deserved weekend of time spent relaxing.


  9. Hope all was well.

    Thank you for the cookies. I cud join you with my types of tea and I could pour it out to comfort you in time like this.

    Whenever time is with you, do jog into my blog.


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