This inspiration is a great Mothers day gift. It shows that you notice the little things your mom does. More books to come by Author Maria Amparo. Just click below where it saids "blog2print" and it will convert the blog into a personalized book.
I can't figure out why It hurts extra when certain days and times come around. I wish they didn't because I don't want to think about the day you had trouble breathing and took your last breathe. A bond that one has with their mother is like no other. Those that don't have a relationship with their mother, need to get one before you regret it. She's apart of you. You can see that if you just take time to look into her eyes and listen to her story. Instead of you complaining and whining about yours.
I guess today I want to let those know that still do have your mother that you need not waste life being bitter. Mothers make mistakes but don't make a mistake by loving with conditions. Love unconditionally. And make memories so that when either of you do leave this world, your tears will be accompanied with a smile because you just caught glimpse of a good time you shared.
Pray my strength as my heart is heavy. I know by the end of the day, I will have a smile from a memory that we shared.
There's only two loves that are the greatest and like no other...
God's Love and a Mother's Love.
Continue resting mommy...
I love you
Two years have passed since you been Gone
and I don't dare to question God no more
God took you out of pain and suffering
but you are my mommy and I often reflect how you would look at me
With such love and a smile on your face as I entered the room and a tear rolling down your face
I felt your love even when you stopped speaking
I felt your warm embrace even when you didn't have strength to hold me
Your wonderful scent...I will never forget
Knowing that your safe, makes me at peace
but boy what I would give to see you smiling again
so I close my eyes and I remember....I remember.
Your picture I keep close..one in my purse and one next to my bed
Your memory will always LIVE.
I Love You Mommy
Following the unanimous approval of Congress earlier this month, and the thousands of e-mails and messages you and other advocates sent to the White House last week, I'm pleased to share that today President Obama signed the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) into law. Once implemented, NAPA will ensure our nation has what Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calls an "aggressive and coordinated national strategy" to confront the present and rapidly escalating Alzheimer crisis.
Today is a day to celebrate. This is a victory for the 5.3 million people who live with Alzheimer's in this country and the nearly 11 million caregivers. It is a victory for you and more than 300,000 other advocates who stood up and demanded that our nation's leaders create a plan for combating this disease. The journey to take NAPA from concept to law of the land is a victory for all of us.
Tomorrow we will return to the hard but rewarding work that lies ahead. NAPA is a milestone and a very important step forward, but it is not the destination. Our destination is a world without Alzheimer's and we can only arrive there through therapies that stop this disease and improved care and support for those contending with it. Rest assured that we will work tirelessly to maintain the momentum evident today. We will work to ensure NAPA is implemented effectively so that it lives up to its promise, and we will work to advance our other legislative priorities for 2011, including a major, immediate increase in research funding.
As you know, there is no time to waste.
Please continue to stand with us in the fight against Alzheimer's. We can't succeed without you. And please ask others to join us in this effort. We'll need to call on every available voice to succeed.
I spent mothers day with my sister and brother. Which helped alot. Sometimes you have to be around the blood family especially when its a sad occasion. One thing me and sister realized is that if it wasn't for our mom,then we wouldn't be moms. It has its ups and downs,but we wouldn't trade it for nothing.
I realized that I not only miss her, but I realized that seeing her hurt and struggle in her life was hurting me because I wish I could have taken that hurt away. Now that I found the problem, now I can work on fixing it.
Fixing me that is.
I'm up at 4:30 a.m.
As I layed in the bed,I was reliving the phone call I received telling me your mom looks like shes not going to make. It was hard for her to breathe. I was trying to rush out of the court house. I was paying a friends ticket. I got in the car to go to mommy and the hospital called again and this time said; Your mom passed away. There was a pause. I said, Was she in pain? The nurse said no, she was with her when she took her last breathe. I told her I was on my way to not move her.
When I got there, a sick feeling came to me. When I saw her laying in her hospital bed, looking as if she was sleep,just as peaceful as she can be. I went to the hallway to try to get my thoughts together. I was pacing back and forth. I felt lost. The pain consumed my body and mind. I went into her room again and I layed next her. She was still warm. Embracing her. Smelling her night gown and hair. I felt like a baby that needed her mother.
I paused so much in typing this. I don't want to relive this.
I layed with her a couple of hours. The chaplain came in to pray and read Psalms 23...
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
They picked her up. I said, Bye mommy.
And I was never the same.
Why is my mind torturing me with this. Maybe its because I have to let it out.
My tears won't discourage me from bringing awareness to this disease that killed my mother. I will never let my pain over power my Love for her.
I love and miss her so much.
I will cry with others that are hurt from this disease
I will comfort those that have to see their loved one leave slowly
I will cry to God to bless the scientist minds and hands to invent a cure
Her birthdays will be remembered and celebrated just like many great famous people. (August 20)She was famous to me. On the anniversary of her death,which is this month,I will spread awareness. If you are my friends, you would join me. Join my cause if you care.
Its January already, next month will be 1 year that I'm without mommy. I thought it would be better by now,but I still have nights of crying, or standing in the line at grocery store and it just hits me. I fight to stay positive, because it hurts.
Started cooking Wednesday(day before thanksgiving). When I was little, mommy use to have a beer in one hand as she cooked dinner,with her salsa music playing. Thats what I'm doing:) Miss you mommy.
I love you.
**My heart is so heavy. Its a cross between anxiety, laughter and sadness.
Holidays are near
and I have some fears
because your not here.
I will try my best
to put on a good face
because it still hurts that your not here.
I have to now hold dearly
the memories and the times
I hold so near...
I HAD A GOOD MOTHER There is no name in all the world like MOTHER,It stands out above any other.To be a mother, a woman endures great pain,And yet after the child is born, she would do it again.She will lovingly and tenderly care for her child's development.,Always alert for every unusual little movement.A child will look to its mother for comfort and care,It just seems to know that mother will be there.She will give her all to help her child, her whole life through, Yet, we are often unthankful for all that mothers do.So let her know how much you love her real well,For only that can YOU tell.For one day you'll wish you had, And it will be too late – how sad.
I opened the mail box and there was a letter. Addressed to me, for my mom. My heart went heavy. I hate this. No responses necessary. I have these moments. I get through them. The only time I get worried is when feeling the grief, your not sure how long it will last and you can only pray it leaves fast. Shes my mother, of course I'm hurting.I'm not afraid to show that side.
Tomorrow is your birthday..oh how I wish you were here.. I miss your smile and your scent that I would hold so near.. This is the first time I don't have you near.. on this occasion that God gave me you.. for so many years.. God also created you to bring forth life to 7 wonderful, beautiful kids.. Such a beautiful mother you were.. and a beautiful mother I want to be.. because you planted the seed that made me.. and my beautiful family.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
This is binding as long as your mother lives. Another command says children, obey…non-binding when you leave home, but “honor” is different! If the husband is the head of the home, then the mother is the heart...don’t break her heart!
And remember the Bible says nothing about that qualification…it only asks, is she your mother!
It’s the only one of the 10 commandments which includes a built-in promise of blessing!
Complaining why you didn't have a mother who raised you and maybe you had to be raised by someone else? Open your eyes and realize that she is a good unselfish mother. She knew she couldn't care for you,so she had to leave. Always love your mother. Faults and all. Don't throw stones. You don't know what a mother is really battling. She doesn't say it all. She can't.Thats how we are designed.
These things can help in making life easier as this disease progresses..
*While they can still sign their name,make sure someone responsible is designated to have power of attorney.You can buy these forms at office supply places or the internet.Have it notarized. *Make pre-arrangements with funeral home.Its better to make the arrangements when your mind is clear,not when it actually happens. *Join a support group or mentor *Put a plastic over the mattress,then put the fitted sheet on *Put a towel under them when they sit on the sofa *Make sure you take your loved one to the bathroom before bed time *Buy "Depends" *Have certain times for everyday things such as, bath time,bed time,breakfast,snack,lunch,dinner,etc. Have a set routine.It makes it easier to say, its lunch time now. They will get use to the schedule and having a schedule will help in staying on task. *If you keep them home,hire a HHA or CNA to help you with somethings or enroll them in an adult day care *If you choose a nursing home,then make sure you do visits weekly,know the staff,attend care plan meetings and label your loved ones things. buy them their own items such as,tearless shampoo,lotion,etc. Let the nursing home know that you want to be called if anything minor and major ahppens. Give them all your telephone numbers. *Skin gets very dry with certain meds,so be sure to look at their skin and keep it moisturized.if you need to make an appt with the dermatologist, do so.Check behind the ears for chafting as well. *Have podiatrist take care of their feet.Swelling and other foot problems may occur. *Massage legs gently *Assist in hygiene or make sure you know the bathing times that the nursing home does. Always check your loved ones.Bring them their favorite snack when you visit:) *Buy tank tops or comfortable bras. Comfortability is the key. *Buy pants that has elastic waist *Buy nurse shoes.There very comfortable *If falling becomes a problem, add bed rails to the bed *Add vitamins,minerals and fiber with their regular meds *If their losing weight,ask the dr if they recommend ensure or an extra drinking supplement or supplement pudding *Buy simple games such as connect four,simple puzzles,coloring books,etc.Assist them and prompt them where to put the pieces and let them win connect four, make it fun!Sometime its all about them putting the pieces in the connect four and starting over.It helps with being figity. Also play dough helps with hand grip strengthening. *Read to your loved one. *Play music they like ***More tips coming soon!
If you notice a sudden fever, please do not just put it off as a cold and leave untreated.Also make sure you keep doctor appts and dentist appts. Gum disease can cause heart problems and other health problems. They may not want to go,but you have to take them, for there own good. Your loved one may not be able to communicate with you properly about what exactly is bothering them. It can be many things including a U.T.I. if left untreated can cause big problems. I remember I went to go see my mom at the nursing home and something told me,that she is not feeling well.I called the nurse and asked the nurse how she is doing and she said she was good. I told the nurse,just take her temp please. I was right, there was something wrong. My mother had a U.T.I. It was 3 years ago and she was hospitalized for 2 weeks.She also developed pulmonary problems at the sametime. I just had my second neck surgery and I stayed with her in the hospital. Nothing,not even sickness kept me away from being with my mom. I'm glad I went that day to see her.I was in a neck brace and in alot of pain but I was drawn to my mom that particular day. When she was released,she lost the ability to walk.The dementia was getting worse.
*If your love ones "balance" is starting to be a problem, they need 24 hour supervision.
Having blood work done can do alot of preventing or delaying of alzheimers. People that have complained about fatigue,weight gain,moodiness during the winter months have been linked with a thyroid disorder, hypothyrodism-a condition that if left untreated,can lead to dementia later in life. Recent studies were performed from harvard researchers. Thyroid hormones may regulate the production of a protein called amyloid,which could cause damage brain cells. Ask your doctor for a blood test if your sluggish or have any of the symptoms as stated. Do not leave untreated.
Help: 24 hour hot line- www.alz.org/cnfl, www.alzheimerresourcecenter.org In florida: 407-843-1910
Alzheimers. Please educate yourself on this disease that takes our loved ones and turns them into strangers and it eventually kills them. Watching them go through the changes is painful and fustrating, but remember one thing..THEY CAN'T HELP IT.ITS CONTROLLING THEM.
If you notice any signs, take them to the doctor immediately for testing. Sign to watch out for and signs that you will eventually see as they progress into the disease.. *Gets lost in familiar places *Has trouble handling money *Repeats the samething or ask the same questions *Has trouble writing,reading,talking,playing *Takes longer to complete everyday tasks *May not want to do everyday task such as bathing,tooth brushing,etc. Assist them if this happens *Doesn't like Dr visits *Moody/outburst *Your loved one may threathen you or threathen to hurt themselves.Just reassure them and be patient and soft spoken.let them know you love them. *Emotional *Doesn't finish sentences *Loses things or misplaces them. Putting things in odd places *Loses control of bladder *Paces back and forth.Hard to stay still,or stands around,or sits alot *May turn things on.So be careful with the stove and hazards *Fiddles with things *Loss of appetite *Loss of energy *Stares at things for a long period of time *Takes frequent naps *Insomnia *Smiles,laughs,angry facial expressions for no apparent reason *Doesn't like change *Has to be repeated and prompted to do things by others *Stumbles-loss of balance *Hand grip is getting weak *Doesn't talk as much-words get mixed up *Does things repeatively *Wanders *Doesn't want to go outside or keeps trying to go outside *Gets irritated when people try to help them with things or with a task-In the beginning they feel embarrassed and humiliated so it comes off as them being angry at you ***Please be patient and read about the disease,so that you can understand it. God bless you and your loved one. Your not alone. If you need to post any concerns or just vent,feel free to do so in this blog.
I have been in an emotional state of mind since my mother passed away,
Feb 13th, 2009. I went to a memorial service at the nursing home that she spent her few years being sick. It was very emotional for me and I couldn't stop crying. Entering that building again and knowing that I'm not going to the second floor to see her, was overwhelming for me. Writing about it is helping me. It is truly a journey what one goes through when losing their mother. Very emotional and having your heart feel heavy and no one showing they care. They ignore you probably because they just donot know what to say. For those that are not sure what to say, the best thing to do is just be there to just listen and be there for them. Let them do the talking. When we vent, we allow our emotions to come out,which is a good thing instead of having it suppressed which can turn into depression. Donot say things like,"it will stop hurting in time". Speak in the present. They are going through this Now. They have every right to feel the way they do, it was their mother. Know when to seek intervention if you notice the person is depressed. Take them to the doctor for some preventative help,if it gets worse. You can also seek help from your clergy or a hospice clergy is a great counselor. They are experienced with dealing with death.The person that is grieving will not say when they need someone to console them, you have to be observant.Instead of ignoring them,be there for them in their time of need.
Today I woke up Thankful. I shared some feelings on "I'm Sorry" and I shared some feelings on "A Mother", on here. Now I will share my "Thank You".
Thank you mommy for taking care of me when I was sick.
Thank you mommy for making sure I eat.
Thank you mommy for putting a roof over my head.
Thank you mommy for teaching me how to cook.
Thank you mommy for making my clothes.
Thank you mommy for teaching me how to use my talents.
Thank you mommy for teaching me tough love.
Thank you mommy for teaching me how to defend myself.
Thank you mommy for protecting me.
Thank you mommy for raising me.
Thank you mommy for the years.
Thank you mommy for being my mommy.
Most importantly,I Thank you God for giving me such a Beautiful Mother I had the priviledge to have her for 38 1/2 years. I understand you had to take her back.
Help me when I feel Lost.
No matter what you say or what you do to me I will succeed I won't let anything, anyone make me think I can't succeed My children will be proud that Mommy never let anyone hold her down from being the best I can be BecauseI will succeed My children, as well, will succeed because I planted that seed that whatever you want to be you will be I will succeed!
Sorry for not listening to you Sorry for blaming you for my mistakes Sorry for everything I did and said that hurt you Sorry for ignoring you Sorry for not kissing you enough, or not kissing you at all Sorry for not hugging you, or not hussing you enough Sorry for not telling you I love you, or not telling you enough Sorry for not saying thank you, or not saying thank you enough
Sorry for thinking you didn't love me Sorry for disrespecting you Sorry for talking bad about you Sorry for disobeying you Sorry for not thinking about you Sorry for not giving you a birthday card Sorry for not showing you more love
Sorry for complaining when I didn't get my way Sorry for making you worry about me Sorry for hurting you Sorry for taking you for granted Sorry for having you pay for my mistakes Sorry for thinking my life was bad Sorry for leaving home before I was ready Sorry for the times I didn't speak to you
A Mother can multi-task. A Mother can cook, clean, work,do laundry,go to the store,attend school functions,volunteers,pta mom,team mom,and so much more
A Mother can't hear you say I love you when shes passes
Give her flowers when shes able to smell them
When she no longer can take care of herself, her children or child has to take care of her When a Mother loses one of her children,the pain is undescribable and can even change her life forever You can always go back home to mom I pray this book inspires you to appreciate your mother and notice how much she does I have a few more inspirations to my mom....
A Mother is a financial advisor A Mother wipes her child's tears A Mother teaches her child to try again and not give up A Mother is irreplaceable A Mother can be fair A Mother can be unfair A Mother stays when she wants to sometimes runaway A Mother can be up all night worrying
A Mother needs a break A Mother is a storyteller A Mother stays up and waits until her children comes home A Mother doesn't know how to take a break A Mother can be tactful A Mother knows where her children are at all times A Mother is fearless
A Mother hides her pain A Mother can endure some heavy duty pain like labor A Mother can endure emotional pain A Mother still smiles when she doesn't feel like smiling A Mother is a doctor A Mother is a human A Mother feels like a failure when she can not provide or be there for her children
A Mother protects A Mother shares A Mother will always be there when no one else is there A Mother still loves you after you made a mistake A Mother makes mistakes A Mother can feel unappreciated A Mother can be moody
A Mother finds it hard to say no A Mother wants to learn it all, so she can teach her children A Mother wants the best for her children A Mother is a calendar planner, she never forgets and if she does, she will look on her pad because she wrote it down, so that she doesn't forget A Mother is a teacher A Mother hustles
A Mother has strength A Mother thinks about her children before she thinks about herself A Mother makes sure her children eat and have what they need A Mother sacrifices for her children A Mother has very little sleep and can still take care of her children the next day A Mother doesn't like to dissappoint her children A Mother is a private investigator A Mother is beautiful