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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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy 84th Mom!!!

Well another year.This is the 3rd birthday I have been writing this blog. Time sure has passed fast. I just don't have anything to write anymore.Seems like she is stuck in this stage of Alzheimer's and can't get out.The nurses just can't believe how long it has been . Being on Hospice 3 yrs is not normal. The Lord only knows why we are still here. There must be a reason. Someday he might show me. For now we are just living day by day.
  Mom  had a pretty good 84th birthday. Better than the day before. The nurse brought her medicine for her UTI Thurs and I think it is working.
 I usually make her lemon cake but this year I let my son pick and he wanted spice cake. And she did not mind. She ate it very well.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are playing there first game of the season. The score is 40 to 0 Ark. So my son is a very happy man I am sure. He is at the game with his girlfriend. I can just see them having a great time.
We have rain and cooler weather coming tomorrow so it will be a nice long weekend. I mowed today and it was hot. Should of waited till the cooler weather but have to do it when I am in the mood. My son would of done it tomorrow or Monday  but if it rains than no mowing.
Hope all have a wonderful Labor Day.


  1. Lemon or spice cake sound delicious. Your mother continues on hospice because you've been such a good care taker.
    I was thinking of you yesterday and wondering how many years you've taken care of your're amazing.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

  2. Dear Karen, what can I say. 'Happy Birthday' doesn't sound appropriate .... But you did celebrate, with a nice home baked cake! I do understand that you're 'out of words' ..... but I do enjoy to read what you write every once in a while, just to see how YOU are doing!

    Lots of greetings, Inge

  3. Hello Karen. One day at a time...I am so happy to read your mom is doing better with the UTI. I will probably mow tomorrow. It will be cooler and for that I am so thankful. Hope your day is a good one for both you and your mom. God bless!

  4. Thank you girls. I do a lot of Praying everyday. And thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

  5. Continuing to be amazed at your mom's status, but as Delores stated, she is here because you are such a loving caregiver.
    Hugs from Beckie

  6. AS you know, I am a new fan of yours, Karen.
    I have to read your older posts to catch up.
    You must be a caring daughter and believe me... that is so tiring .Happy Birthday to your Mum...
    How lovely to celebrate with a cake. You take care of yourself. If you aren't well, every one else suffers too.


  7. Glad you came to visit my blog Lydia come back often. And Thanks


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