Dorothy’s Dementia

Mom wore me out this weekend – I didn’t get the chance to see her and all I did was talk to her on the phone.  AAAAUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHH   LOLOLOL 

 As she was “getting to me” I took a deep breath and wondered if somewhere in her conscious- she knows what she is saying to me?   Do the “old people” know they are pushing their kids/loved ones to the limit?  Toddlers and young children do this all the time- they push us as far as we will let them. When they find our breaking point, they back off.    If we live long enough to experience the “full circle of life” –  do we all do this?  See how far we can push it?

  HUMMMMMM I’ll have to think on this some more.

I’ve come to believe that these three words help us through most of life’s tribulations.

Acceptance

Faith

Strength 

Acceptance=the willingness to tolerate a difficult or unpleasant situation (Webster)

We need to dig deep for this first step- most times, wheit’s hard to accept certain situations -that life has thrown our way.

Faith = the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)

We need this to understand that there are things we cannot feel, touch or see- but they exist. 

 Sometimes I feel my faith through my intuition- I just know it to be so.

Strength = the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with situations or events that are distressing or difficult (Webster) 

We have to have this to continue to stay grounded and be prepared. I believe if you will stand in the “super hero pose” (feet apart, hands on hips, shoulders back, head held high) right before you need your strength the most- it’s always there for you.

It’s heartbreaking -dealing with a terminal ill loved one.  They seem to have lost Acceptance, Faith and Strength.  The caregivers/family members still carry it- for ourselves and often for them – till the end..   

Peace & Love,

Cheryl Doreen

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