There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

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Sunday, June 13, 2010


I went to a wonderful wedding this weekend. My cousin's daughter got married. I guess that makes her my second cousin right? Anyway it was a great wedding. I got to see some of my favorite people that I have not seen in awhile. My sister stayed with mom. She is shy and going to family get-togethers has never been her thing. So she was happy to stay with mom. Her son is getting married in July and she is not looking forward to dressing up and having to meet her future daughter- in-law's family but she is going to do it. And you just don't know what a big deal that is for her. She is the type to not open the door to someone if she is not in the mood to visit. Boy she would kill me if she knew I was talking about her. So I better shut up. Anyway thanks again sis for watching mom. After the wedding we went site seeing . It took us only an hour to get to the wedding but 3 hrs to get back because we did a lot of site-seeing. When I was little we used to go visit family in Missouri all the time but it has been awhile so a lot of things have changed. It was fun. But my bottom was sore from sitting so long. Could hardly walk when we got out of the truck.
Mom stayed in bed most of the day. We decided to leave her in bed while I was gone since it is so hard to get her up and down by ourselves. And having to keep stress off her feet is hard for one person. We don't want anymore skin tears or blisters. But when I got home we did get her up for supper so that was good. I think she was ready to get back in bed early and I was ready to go to bed early so right after supper we hit the hay. Lazy aren't we?


  1. Glad to hear you had a nice day out going to the wedding! :-)
    I think a cousins kids are called cousins once removed. Not sure though.
    Enjoy the rest of your day.

  2. So glad you could do that. Can you go to your nephew's wedding where she needs to be?

  3. I am so glad to hear that you had an adventure. I hate weddings, funerals, family reunions, etc, so I completely sympathize with your sister. Would you believe that I am the one who keeps in touch with most of the extended family. I AM the one who shows up to the mentioned gatherings. I force my self, so uncomfortable at most of those things. Give me a casual visit over a cup of coffee & I am there without a stress in my body.

    Take care & hug your sister for me.

  4. Cousins once removed sounds good to me. Thanks. I am not sure about getting to go to my nephews wedding we are still trying to work that out. We might get someone from hospice to sit with her. And Beckie I agree a casual visit it the best. This was a casual wedding so it was great. I think all weddings should be. No stress.This Wedding and reception was in same room with a little dancing and music. Very nice.

  5. Karen -

    So happy you were able to get out and 'kick up your heels!' It's good for your soul.

    - Deborah

  6. Oh Karen, I'm so happy to hear that you went to the wedding and had such a good day. You sure deserve some time away like that....

  7. GLAD to hear you got out. Did hospice bring you any cream to put on her feet? chin up heart open, another day to come.

  8. Thanks all. I did have fun and no cream for moms feet but I think they are good. Just have to be careful with them.

  9. I am so glad you got out and got to have fun!


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