Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Guardian Angel

Let there be peace on earth


let it begin with me. . .

I have just returned from the hospital where my dear Mom was admitted for another intercranial bleed. It is heartbreaking to see her this way once again. I pray that God will watch over her and make her feel at peace. She is so confused and it is difficult to get her to understand what is happening. When we left her she was frightened.

Seven years ago on December 15th my Dad lost a long battle to cancer. That year I had purchased the angel in the first picture above. It was a most difficult task to tell my boys that their beloved Grandpa had gone to heaven. I gathered them up and the three of us laid on the couch together while I held them through their tears. The angel was there with us through it all. It was like a true guardian angel watching over us. I will be spending some time with her tonight and throughout the rest of the season. Somehow it is a comfort.

Warmest Christmas Blessings
to all of you,


  1. oh Kim I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'll be keeping you and your mom in my prayers. Will be thinking about you in the next couple of days.

  2. I am sorry to hear this news! I will say a prayer for her and for you Kim.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and may 2009 be a year you see some dreams come true!

    Christmas hugs ~

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kim. Sending love and gentle hugs your way.

  4. Kim, I'm sure God is listening to our prayers right now and You and your family are being lifted up in prayer. Peace to you and your dear mother. I hope that you will have a joyful time with your family. Merry Christmas, Twyla

  5. Kim, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet mom. I know it was so hard to have her in a assisted living home. It is not fun with our parents aging. You are an excellent daughter with the love you show her♥
    I will remember her and your family in my prayers this Christmas. May your heart be filled with the Love and Peace Only Him who we celebrate this beautiful season can offer.

    Bless your tender heart!

    Christmas hugs, Beth

  6. Sorry to hear about your mom. I hope all turns out well for her.
    I really believe that we all have a guardian angel who watches over us.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. Oh Kim, I'm sorry to hear of this news. I will keep you and your mom forefront in my prayers. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.


  8. My thoughts are with you, Kim. Wishing all the best for you and your mom. Barbara

  9. What a beautiful angel..I believe there are guardian angels all around us and I will your mother and your family in my prayers.

  10. I could move into your house and feel at home immediately! I am sorry to hear about your mother - pray that she is doing better. My mother is 90 and lives much of her life now in a confused state (not helped by her blindness). It is so difficult to see and feel, but I know God will heal us all.
    Hugs - Sheryl

  11. How sad to hear about your mom...and right before Christmas! May you all experienece His love, comfort and peace during this season...especially during this difficult time with your mom.

  12. Thanks for your kind words. I love your blog, it's gorgeous. Thanks again!


  13. Dear Kim, you are so right .. unless you have lived through this with a close relative, you can't imagine all of the conflicting emotions. I am the oldest of three girls, I always knew I would be the daughter to care for our mother. My dad died when I was sixteen and my step-father was 25 years older than Mother and died when he was 97. I also knew there was something horribly wrong and couldn't make anyone else believe me when I started noticing things with Mother. And, to complicate matters I lived in FL and she lived in MO. Somehow I managed to get an evaluation arranged for her at a teaching hospital in St.Louis and the diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's was made. She stayed in her little home near Springfield, MO for another year until it just became impossible to manage things from so far away. I brought her to live with me in 2002in FL and moved her to OR in 2005 when we all moved. From the first day we were together I began a journal. I didn't write in it every day, but very frequently. I kept the journal until the day she passed away and it gives me great comfort to read it now. Parts of it are so very sad ... but other parts are so very funny and sweet. I am now trying to take the journal and turn it into something more easily read by my children, grandchildren and future generations. I really recommend you try to keep some sort of diary or journal. It will help. Please know there are so many others out there struggling with the pain and heartache of watching their loved one just slip away. One more thing ... I found an amazing support group in Orlando that helped me immensely. Bless you.

  14. I'm so sorry, Kim. My prayers are with you.

    Hope things look up in the new year.

    Hugs and blessings,

  15. Hi Kim
    I hope your mother is doing better. My prayers for you is that 2009 will be full of joy, hope and good health.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  16. Oh I am so sorry that your dear mother is ill, and to have a parent in distress over Christmas is most unsettling. (I remember it well from last year when my father had a stroke and then went toxic on all his medications. It was a long battle until he was home again and doing well, which, thankfully, he is.) I am saying a little prayer, even now, that she will be much better soon.

  17. That post brought tears to my eyes. You are in my thoughts!

    Happy New Year!

  18. I'm sorry to hear this about your dear Mother. I wll remember you & your family in my prayers. It's so hard dealing with the failing health of our parents. Take comfort in your angel, Hugs, DebraK

  19. So very sorry to hear your news. I will be thinking of you all.

  20. What a touching entry.
    God's blessings to you and yours...


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