This time of yearAlmost always brings me to tearsI love the fall and all the leaves butIt also brings back memories of days gone by. Some good some bad. I remember when I was a kid when fall came we would always rake leaves into a big pile and then jump into them. That was so much fun. Now I don’t see many kids doing that. It was just a simple thing but it was really fun. I remember going trick or treating with my cousins and going to my aunts house with the costumes that had the masks with the rubber bands. They would rip before you put them on. Then we would go all over town and the houses that had porch lights we would stop at. We got a lot of candy we would walk and walk down each street. We would go at least for a couple hours til our bags were full. Then I still remember my mom dumping all our candy checking to make sure it was alright to eat. That was so fun too. Now probably things are different. But back then we did all of that. I remember making my own Halloween costume to I was raggedy Andy and my friend was raggedy Ann. We made hair out of yarn and found old clothes to wear. That was special making a Halloween costume for yourself. Those days are gone too. Now everyone wants to go to Walmart or Spirit of Halloween to go purchase their costume. I love the fall so much I also remember when I was in youth group we used to have a hay ride every year. Some people from our church had a big wagon and they would put bails of hay on it and we would jump on top and ride around. What fun that was and then go back and have hot apple cider and some delicious donuts for a great treat. Those days are gone now. What do you remember when you were a kid in the Fall and Halloween? 🎃🎃🎃

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Take the time

Take the time to listen to the birds chirp.

Take the time to watch the sunset

Take the time to see the flowers bloom all their beautiful colors.

Take the time to see the blue clouds.

Take the time to enjoy every minute of every day.

Take the time to hug somebody tight.

Take the time to smile at someone who’s having a bad day.

Take the time to someone who needs someone to talk too.

Take the time to share a meal with someone.

Take the time to help your neighbor in need.

Take the time to tell someone you love them.

Take the time to call or text or message who you haven’t talked to in a while.

Take the time to do something special for someone.

Take the time to take a walk with someone.

Take the time to forgive even though you were hurt.

Take the time to just care

Take the time.

June 1, 2022😊

◦I wrote this poem. I hope you like it.

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Blog Reflection

I wanted to write to you to say I’ve currently been very busy looking for a job. I’m finding it’s a little harder when you get older. As Mother day approaches I think about my mom and it’s hard here not being here esp on Mothers Day. I’m thankful I had her all the years I did but it’s just not the same. I can’t believe it will be two years next month that my moms been gone. Oh how I miss her so. I miss not being able to share with her. I have her pictures that I can look at but I miss her voice and the comfort you feel just being with your mom. It’s a bond so special. There’s nothing like it. Dementia took a lot of years away from her. I would give anything to have all of that back. Even though it was very hard sometimes I just cherish the memories and all the time I had to spend with my mom and dad.

My dad was a trooper through it all with my mom. He never complained about any of it and I know it was very hard on him too but he never let it bother him. He took it all in stride everyday watching my mom disappear every day. He did break down one day when my mom looked at him and she said who are you . She didn’t recognize him and this just broke his heart. My dad cried that day and I felt so bad. He never got upset with her either she would do some bizarre things sometime but it never bothered him. He would just agree with her and let her be. To be honest he did better than me cuz sometimes I would get upset with her. But not him. He would just go with it. I give my dad a lot of credit for that.

I guess I just need to cherish those special times. Even though through dementia you can make it through.

I guess I just wanted to share. Have a good day and enjoy every minute of it. 😊❤️

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Missing my mom today

I know today I’ve been missing my mom and some of the tasty things she used to make. Like peppers and egg sandwiches and home made chicken soup. I never could make it just like hers believe me I have tried. She would sometimes make it and even when I wasn’t living home anymore she would put some in a container for me to have later. Boy I miss those days now. She also used to make something and she would potato chips on the top I don’t remember what it was.

I wish I could back in time and taste those dishes again. It’s funny how you think of things sometime. I miss my mom everyday there’s no one that could ever take her place. I wish I could talk to her again even with dementia. Just to hear her voice. She was such a special and wonderful person. I know I’m a lot like her in my ways. Just really missing my mom today.

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Heaven

I wrote this post a few days ago. My mom and dad are both gone now and I miss them everyday. It’s very hard and I struggle with it. I know they are better off now but I miss them so much. Some day I will see them again and it will be a joyous reunion. I hope you like this poem because I am trying to continue with this blog and try to write my best. Have a great day and enjoy every minute of it.

Dear Jesus

Please I hope

The first thing

I see when I get to Heaven

Is my mom and dad

I miss them so much

They were the best parents

Anyone could have

I wish they were here with me

They loved me so much and I did the same

And I pray you will take care of them

It hurts so much and it never goes away

I miss them every single day. I can’t

Believe they are not here anymore.

My dear sweet mom and dad.

See you again someday.

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Guardian Angel

My mom had dementia and I took care of her for 4 years. I don’t regret that at all but sometimes it did get over whelming. I miss her so much now. I wrote this poem back in 2019 and I thought I would share it.

Sometimes I feel

Like my moms

Guardian Angel

I was sent here

To take care of her in

Her time of need.

I don’t have wings to fly

But I’m there for her

Whenever

She needs it

I wouldn’t want it any other way

I would do it all over again

And be my mom’s Guardian

Angel.

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