Month: December 2017

feeling blessed…

Thank you for stopping by today.  Your thoughtfulness in taking a few minutes out of your busy day warms our hearts.

 

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Every day takes us a little further along the path of this journey called Alzheimer’s.  Each day starts and ends with new perspectives.

For the next couple of weeks,  I think I’ll just post an image… nothing more.  I hope they bring calm to your world as they do to ours.

make today count

Today may be your only opportunity … make your actions count.

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We never take today for granted… today will not be the same as yesterday … that’s for sure.

Yesterday started on “uneven” ground.  A little out of sorts and not feeling at her best, we just couldn’t seem to get into the rhythm of  what would have been our “normal” routine….  Lesson:  don’t be afraid to “let it go”  for a day or two. Yesterday was definitely, a let it flow naturally kind of day and it was a good day after the bumpy start.

I think we’ll probably enjoy a few more days such as that one.  Her spirits were bright and we both chuckled as we reviewed the day as we got her ready for bed — and even that was done differently than we’d been doing.  Her choice, again.  And as we said our goodnight’s…. her eyes lit up and her smile was as big as ever and the “I love you” melted my heart.  Thanks, Mom.

 

ever changing

Make today your best day ever…
look for greatness at every turn.

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It’s never “safe to assume” that everything will go as planned anymore.   — while we do try to keep to a pretty established routine, there are days that just don’t stick with the “norm.”

We’re definitely becoming more spur of the moment… and reveling in the fact that this moment, “right now” is a good one, so let’s take advantage of it! Whether it’s noting the twinkle in her eye as she rediscovers something as if it’s brand new or the smile that lights up her face as we bring her lunch or dinner or listen to music or watch a movie for the hundredth time — Finding the greatness through the ever evolving change… and more importantly, reveling in the joy that Alzheimer’s hasn’t won yet.  The highlight this week: she called me by name.  My heart melted.

hang on and enjoy the “ride.”

 We all have those days, so…. Enjoy the delight (and smiles) your new swing can bring!

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Some days just aren’t easy.  Alzheimer’s brings lots of challenges for the whole family.  Looking for what is going right sure helps you get through those tough spots.  Hoping your “swing” today brings some delight and smiles your way!  Make it a #bestday sort of weekend!