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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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Count Your Blessing's

This has been an awful week. It is me not mom. She is eating , sleeping  and in very little pain. But I am so tired and lazy and sad and I just want to be over this. I have cried more than I usually do and I even got caught by my son . I hate that . He put his arms around me and ask me if I was OK. Oh man I suck. Because I have enough food in the fridge to feed us. I am warm and I am well. Mom is OK. My son is great. If I don't blow money on stuff I don't need I have enough to last the month . With all the bills paid. So snap out of it.
Well I did. Two night's ago our neighbors house . Four doors down anyway. Caught on fire. The man of the house died and the wife is burned very bad. Three police officers pulled them from the burning house. All the day before the fire I was a mess for no reason. Just being a baby . And to think my poor neighbors lives where going to end or be changed that night. Today I am thankful for my life, family and home. Forgive me of my many sin's and Thank you Lord for all the blessing's you have given to me. And Please God bless the Holman's . I pray Mrs Holman recoveries from her burns and can find happiness again.


  1. Such sad news about your neighbors.
    It sure puts things in perspective.

  2. What a shock that must have been for all of your neighbors. So very sad.

    Thinking of you as you struggle with your own situation, it really is a tough journey you are on.


  3. Oh Karen....I'm so sorry to hear of your neighbor's tragedy.
    We can always look around us and find someone with a bigger/heavier burden than what we carry.
    I understand how you feel though.... sometimes we just need to have a pitty party for awhile and then get back to reality.
    I'm glad your mom isn't hurting...

  4. If you need an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on, let me know. My mother's health failed and we struggled through a lot of stuff too. Eventually was forced to put her in a nursing home. Not because we didn't want to do it, but it got to a point that she needed care that we simply did not have the knowledge and skill to provide. Not the same situation as yours, but very trying none the less. I've had more than a decade to look back on it and have finally made peace with it. Well, mostly. If you want to compare notes sometime, let me know.


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