Dorothy’s Dementia

It’s Friday!

  I’ve gotten mom and we’ve started our weekly Friday routine. We headed out to Home Depot made a few other stops and ate at Chick Fil A- it’s a beautiful day we ate outside.  The sky was so blue and the air was so fresh.  She is in such a good mood today- totally the My Hyde- of the Dr. Jekyll I’ve dealt with all week. 

I must be totally honest- she almost broke me this week- I was at the breaking point- I really was, I rebounded – It’s not about me- it’s about her. 

 I am in total awe of the folks that can keep their demented and sick family at home and care for them while going to work, raising children, living life.  I love my mom very much- but I am not one of those folks.   I am in great appreciation for the home she is in and the folks that surround her every day and the care she is getting.

I will say that dealing with mom has relaxed me in many ways that I thought I was already relaxed in.  I don’t get too upset anymore about the small stuff.  I don’t sweat the big stuff as much either.  It really is what it is.

 And the Serenity Prayer ( by Reinhold Niebuhr) is so true.  ”God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can , and the wisdom to know the difference”– was a long time coming for me- I thought I understood it earlier on in my life- but I am just know getting the total concept of the prayer.  

Just Breathe!

Peace & Love,

Cheryl Doreen

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