Written by Sue, March 24, 2015 Partly sunny temps.60's
Hello dear friends,
Yes, I am a working girl for real, I am getting to use my CNA training, I work two 12 hr. shifts twice a week, at night, I must admit it is a real challenge staying up at night,~smile~. My whole body rhythm is out of sync, that's probably the reason I am writing this post so late tonight, or should I say morning.~grin~
There are only a few things in life that I hate, I don't even like the word hate, but Cancer and Alzheimer's are two things I literally detest. I have dealt with cancer through my Mother's illness, and am very happy to say she is doing so well, (no cancer found with the last surgery,)so much so that she has even gone back to working one day a week. To God be the glory!
The patient that I take care of is battling Alzheimer's, he is one of the sweetest persons I have ever met, a retired minister.I have learned so much lately about this terrible and dreaded disease, of how it affects not only the patient but the family as well, as many of you know, because you have walked this road yourself. When faced with situations in life, I am reminded of God's truth and faithful promises!
Deuteronomy 31:8~The Lord Himself goes before you, and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
The most important thing is to be sure the patients physical needs are met, but a close second and third, is to try and make sure that they keep their "independence" and "dignity" as well! When I come to his home the first thing I ask him is "Did you miss me?' His reply always with a big grin is "Till I'm gone." another favorite time is when I put him to bed and I ask him, "are you ready for your goodnight prayers," he always prays the sweetest prayers, I tuck him in and he goes to sleep fairly quickly, but soon is up again!
It is hard for the family to see their loved one being boxed into a dark and lonely place, my heart really goes out to them,and as a caregiver I have become so attached to both the patient and family, trying to be there for them when the questions seem to roll, especially in the morning when they come over and I have to give an oral and written report of how his night was! it seems that Alzheimer's is so much more evident at night. I love the smiles when I am able to say "He had a good night."
So much has and is happening here at the farm, we are so busy getting things planted for our new season, and lots of new lambs this year too, hoping to share real soon, I truly have missed everyone and think of you so often. I wanted to have a pretty photo to share with this post, hope you enjoy! This rose is for you dear friends!
Written by Sue, March 24, 2015 Partly sunny temps.60's
Written by Sue,Thursday Feb.12,2015 sunny, windy,temps. 50's a great day for a walk!
My Mother is recuperating at home, though the surgery was a little more detailed this time, she is doing well, this morning she is up and wanting to get back to her normal schedule, we are having a hard time getting her to rest, like I said that energy bunny has nothing on her.
A heartfelt "thank you" for your thoughts and prayers, she was so blessed when I told her my friends in blogland were praying., and even more thrilled when some said she looked like Debbie Reynolds, a favorite actress of hers! Tomorrow we go back to see the dr. for the results, asking for more prayers.
Can't wait to see how beautiful the blooms will be, we could not decide if they were tulips or lilies, either way they will be pretty and bring much joy to Mother! She is hiding her face because she said "I don't have my makeup on," and that is because the surgeon took a spot off her right cheek! I find her to be beautiful any way, because her beauty shines from within.
Written by Sue, Friday, February 6, 2015 Cloudy with some sun, windy, and cold temps. 40's
Hello Dear Friends,
And where has Sue been, one might ask?
I have been traveling hither and yon, on this journey called "Life"!
We are all on a journey, called "Life". This journey, has taken me on many unexpected roads, and most of these roads were beautiful and smooth sailing, and I would say to myself, "Wow,how wonderful". Oh! how I love those roads with beautiful scenery, soft breezes blowing and meadows filled with beautiful,aromatic flowers, those are the best roads, this is where I get renewed and refreshed!
As is the case with, Sue, she always asks why?
Here is what I have learned,... the things that happen on this road brings me more into an awareness of why I am here, and how I am suppose to live this "Life"! As I have found out more and more over the past few months.
I think about this journey called "Life" so much, as I reminisce of the roads I have traveled, as I begin to contemplate and plan where I will go and what I will do next, I am sure there will be more beautiful scenic roads than bumpy ones, one thing for sure, I have had a constant companion on this journey, "ONE" who has stood by my side, comforted me, lifted me up and held me when I felt I could longer travel, His name is Heavenly Father! When I began this journey He promised me He would never leave me or forsake me, I can honestly say today, He is a Man of His word!
Deuteronomy 31:8~ The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Here is an update on my Mom, she will be having more surgery, Monday, Feb.9th! Please pray for her and her recovery. She has been such a trooper through this ordeal, I stand in awe of how she handles her journey called "life"! Here is an example:
Before and during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, while she was recovering from her first surgery, she took time to make lap quilts, (all hand embroidered) and goodies for some very precious folks who reside at a nursing facility in our community. She has a widow's ministry which she continues to do as well!..... That energizer bunny has nothing on her! ~smile~
All photos on this post are printed with permission by the residents and administrator!
Though lately I haven't been around in blogland so often, this doesn't mean I have forgotten you my dear friends, I think of you so often, and give thanks to my Heavenly Father for your friendship!
My prayer for you today is that your journey called "life" Is filled with many blessings, and full of fun filled days!
Written By Sue, Sunday, December 21, 2014 Cloudy, cold, temps. 50's
May your hearts and home be aglow with the warmth and joy, of this most blessed Christmas season. May the peace of God rest on you and your family as you celebrate the season while making life time memories, as you look forward to the beginning a new year!
"...Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people'" Luke 2:10
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Written by Sue, Thursday, November 27, 2014 Cloudy, showers, temps. 40's
Wishing all my friends a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Day!!
Written by Sue, Monday, October 13, 2014 Beautiful, warm, temps.80's
We are having such beautiful fall weather, I was out early this morning chasing butterflies, something I enjoy especially in the fall. I find so much solace in God's beautiful creations, just look at how the color of the butterflies blend with the lantana.
|This photo was taken right after a drs. visit, she is so beautiful both inside and out, a source of strength|
for her family
Proverbs 31~10~Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.
Written by Sue, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Such a beautiful and pleasant day, temps.80's, Ahh!
Where does one begin again while being so sporadic with keeping her blog updated? I have contemplated this question so much lately, (at one point thought of pushing the delete button), but just couldn't as blogging and blogger friends have become so much a part of my life, so once again I am attempting to journal here in blogland!
This summer, as most summers are on a farm, has been very busy with late to bed and early to rise. Our days begin with devotions, and coffee on the front porch, and always ending in the late evening with another cup of coffee,(decaf) on the back screened in porch( dodging those mosquitoes,) comparing notes of the day's events, and planning the next day's chores.
This summer found a few challenges for me, but as always God is so faithful, he renews my strength from day to day! I have been studying to be certified as a CNA, something I have wanted to do for some time. If I were younger, I would try for the RN degree. ~smile~ Who knows, anything is possible! My mind and spirit are so young, now if my body would get the message maybe we would all be in sync.Ha! Ha! Anyone knowing this lady,(my Mom, mentor) knows this is true.Just look at that smile and those cute socks, she, by example, has always told her children we could be or do anything we wanted to.
One of the best thing for me is, I will once again be able to blog, I have missed this so much, and Dh husband knows this, he is so sweet, the other morning after closing in prayer, and we were about to get going, he said, "I will be glad when this canning is over so you can get back to blogging, I know you have missed it!" OH, how right he was!
So what did I do today?
I finished the tomatoes for this season, Whoopee!! I made tomato salsa, and canned tomatoes.This is the best salsa evah! Daughter Susan gave it to me, and everyone knows SA Texas makes the best Salsa, the recipe comes from a dear Hispanic grandmother who operated a restaurant!
I am so thankful the pantry is once again restocked!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say hi!
This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."
My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.