She's absolutely my inspiration! I hope you all read the article on the front page of the Brainerd Dispatch on Feb. 7. The article recapped the life experiences so far of Dorothy Janes, now a century old.
“Mom, remember when we were traveling to South Dakota for Christmas and we got caught in the snow and we had to stay in that horrible hotel? They only had one room left and it was freezing cold and the snow came under the door! Dad had trouble getting the car started the next morning. We met Uncle...
It's birthday month! I have officially declared it a holiday. Since this might be only important to me, I've got to be really good at making up some great reasons for celebrations. After all, it's birthday month!
A celebration doesn't have to be huge.
It's summer! I love it! I'm on my way to an outdoor party where I'll see friends I haven't seen for awhile - some since last year at this time. Summer's a great time for that, gathering with people, catching up.
It was a wonderful morning - there were just a few of us, but that made it just perfect. As I sat and listened, thinking I was only an 'outsider' because I was not caring for my spouse, my thoughts wondered to where my support comes from.
Mom was sick. I was at a work conference, even farther away than normal. As I kept in touch by phone I knew it was an infection. Pretty severe, but she was showing signs of improvement. The medication seemed to be working. Dad was a trooper.
"I believe we're dealing with Alzheimer's." Devastating words as you sit in the doctor's office with your spouse. A friend shared her experience and then talked about leaving the office and not knowing which way to turn.
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