Posts Tagged ‘death’
In Memory of my Grandmother
“If Tears Could Build A Stairway”
If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.
No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say “Goodbye”.
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.
My heart still aches with sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to love you –
No one can ever know.
But now I know you want me
to mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times
life still has much in store.
Since you’ll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today~
A hollowed place within my heart
is where you’ll always stay.
Happy Birthday Up There!
Her soft white hair
A smirk or a glare
The way she rocked in her chair
You knew that she cared
We love you
We miss you
Happy Birthday Up There
Nina Margaret Midget
4.2.11 ~ 5.1.09
Weekend Wind-Down Party #36
Hello friends, and welcome to the #WWDParty!
This has definitely been a busy week which is one of the reasons why this post is a day late…”better late than never”. Anywho, last weekend I was in Philly at the SITSGirls Bloggy Boot Camp and if you didn’t get a chance to read the highlights you can do so by clicking here.
I am also in somewhat of a somber mood as tomorrow, September 14th marks the 22nd Anniversary of the death of my sister, Gloria so I will be heading down to Dover to visit her grave-site.
Congratulations to this week’s Featured Bloggers
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De Divah Deals
Snippets of Inspiration
A Living Sacrifice
Mustard Seed Mommy
Moms Who Save
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to reading some great end-of-the-summer posts.
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
RIP Robin Williams
The Everett Theatre in Middletown, Delaware pays tribute to
This is where many of the scenes were shot for “Dead Poet’s Society” and Mr. Williams was instrumental is helping to fund the new projection system.
Thank you Mr. Williams and may you now Rest in Peace.
Free Resources for Caregivers in honor of Father’s Day | Ad Council & AARP Campaign
Taking care of grandparents and parents takes its toll on caregivers who are often sandwiched between the activities of children, a busy work schedule and the needs of aging loved ones.
In 2008, when my grandmother’s health began to deteriorate I became her primary caregiver until the day she died in 2009 at the age of 98. Fortunately I was able to work from home most days but trying to keep a normal schedule with both boys in school and the daily grind of running a household oftentimes became overwhelming.
Although hubby and the boys were there to support me, I wish I had know about the resources offered by AARP which would have been a tremendous help. AARP offers several resources to help the nearly 44 million Americans – 1 in 5 adults – who are family caregivers for a relative or friend over the age 50.
THE THANKS PROJECT
The Thanks Project is an online platform that enables caregivers to publically recognize the parents for whom they care. Each individual ‘thanks’ will be integrated into the interactive tapestry, representing the 42 million caregivers in the US. Caregivers everywhere deserve to be recognized for the important work that they do, and Father’s Day remind us why it’s worth it.
CAREGIVING RESOURCE CENTER
The Caregiving Resource Center by the AARP offers articles by experts, answers to pressing questions, the latest in caregiver news and a helpline for caregivers to connect on a daily basis.
You can also read about 12 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About on the Caregiving Resource Center Page.
PREPARE TO CARE: A PLANNING GUIDE FOR FAMILIES
Prepare to Care is a downloadable pdf e-book that walks caregivers through the steps of starting the conversation with aging parents about upcoming decisions that will have to be made and to form a team and create a plan before an emergency arises rather than waiting until a crisis occurs to act.
At the end of the guide is a both a glossary and two pages of additional resources for caregivers handling a range of issues related parents from Alzheimers care to legal issues affecting older adults.
Between The Dash | How Will You Be Remembered?
Between the date you were born and the date you die
there is a dash –
How Will You Be Remembered?
What do you want people to remember most about you?
Were you kind and honest….trustworthy and forgiving?
Did you spew hatred and untruths or did you speak with love and kindness.
Were you a hard worker, a good friend, a fantastic lover?
What will you be remembered for between the dash?
You Are Missed Dr. Maya ANGELou
SLEEP SLEEP DEAR SIS
REST IN PEACE DEAR ANGEL
WILL BE MISSED
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU WERE
REST IN HEAVEN FOREVER MORE
I LOVE YOU