2013: Our Year in Review!
2013! Wow, what a year! What a year that my family and I have endured. Of course, I am certaint that I've told you all about my Grandmother by now. But, to recap, here goes.
Grandma got gradually got sicker throughout the year. Grandma started suffering with confusion and Dementia. She would get confused about where we were and I didn't know how to handle it. I would try my best to convince her that we were at home and she was certain that we were elsewhere. It would get so bad that there were be real screaming matches in here with me and her. And I didn't not do that on purpose. It was the first that I'd ever seen her sick and I'd never seen her confused. She was never confused. She has always had the most sharp mind. And seeing ehr battle with confusion scared me. And instead of trying to be rational, I would just lose it. But, what I realized is that she was far more scared that I was. She was scared and angry that she dealing with something like this. She would get irritated with herself and this was so incredibly hard to watch. Then, she started falling. She would fall anywhere, at anytime. So, that stopped Mom and I from being away from home, leaving her there. We just couldn't do that anymore. Mom was afraid that Granny might cook or something and forget about it. Maybe it would burn or she might fall over on the stove. There were one too many things that could go wrong, for us to take unneccessary chances.
Then, we were taking care of her alone. All of the people that she has helped and that she taken care of, none of them are trying to return the favor. But, trust me, it's okay now. Mom and I had a very hard time. We went through a lot. A lot of long nights, sacrifices, tears, fears, frustration with our family and much more. But, with God's help, we made it through.
And now, we've got Hospice coming in. And they are terrific! For once, we don't feel so physically alone. Even though we both knew that God was right there with us, we still would feel like we were on our own. Because we were. There would be times when we'd need to bounce ideas for something or just vent to someone. We knew that we could talk to each other. But, sometimes having other people there, makes a big difference.
And now, Mom is able to go back to school, because we've got additional help. And I am so incredibly proud of her. RN degree in Nursing and I am making sure that I giving her that supportive love, just like she's always given me. And she's doing great in school!
And as for me, I am blogging and I am so truly excited about that! I am so incredidbly excited about what blogging has brought for me. I am now, blogging in scuh a brilliant and creative community, BlogHer! I have my own blogs and I am so excited about 2014!
This year has been a year of ups and downs for everyone. But, things are going to get better. Things will improve! Take it from me. We have been praying hard. And as long as you pray hard and believe in what you're praying, God will answer.
BlogHer, I am truly proud to have found you in 2013. You ladies, help me get through some dark times in the past months. And I just want to say, God bless you all! I pray that you all will have a great, prosperous and special New Year!!!! The Best is Yet to Come!!! Just hold on and keep on praying! God is listening. Trust me, God is Listening!!!
And Ladies, if you have a glass, (It doesn't have to be a glass and it doesn't have to have anything in it.You can just raise your hand like you're holding a Cup! I do it all of the time!) And please toast with me! Let's say...
HAPPY NEW YEAR, BLOGHER!!! MAY 2014'S BLOG POSTS, BE MORE INSPIRATIONAL, MOTIVATIONAL AND BRILLIANT THAT WE'VE DONE BEFORE. LET US RAISE OUR GLASSES TO OUR FUTURE AND ALL OF THE GREAT BLESSINGS IN FRONT OF US!!! MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS AND KEEP EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!!!!