Several photos of my mom and dad have been posted. Thanks to my brother, Gary, who scanned them in, made a cd and sent it to me. I hope you enjoy re-living the memories with me. Some were a long, long time ago…best parents anyone could ask for. They ALWAYS believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. Love and miss you both mom and dad.
Well, dad’s fight with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease came to a close this past Tuesday morning, December 30, 2014, at 12:08AM. When I went up to see him on Christmas Day, what I saw, I wasn’t prepared for. Nonetheless, there he was, lethargic, refused food since the 23rd and probably felt like everyone had given up on him, but that wasn’t the case. He could not understand that there were visiting hours and we could only see him 1.5 hours on four days of the week.
I told Denise that I didn’t think he would last through the week and sure enough, I was right. I talked to the nurse about Hospice and they told me that they would have him evaluated. As of Friday, they said no, but by Saturday, they told me his kidneys were failing and his body had become septic. Please pray for our family as we have the services this Saturday, January 3, 2015. May God bless each and everyone is my prayer.
Well, yesterday was mom’s 6th anniversary as a heavenly angel. She departed the walks of this life on Tuesday, October 14, 2008. Her birthday is tomorrow (October 16th). Her obituary first ran on what would have been her 77th birthday. It was so hard losing her. It hasn’t gotten much better since, but maybe a little. I am glad that she has made the crossover and does not have to see what all is happening here on this earth. She is with the Lord Jesus Christ, her Savior. I will join her sometime. I don’t know when, but God does. It won’t be long. Even if I live to be 100 years old, what is that when compared to eternity? Love and miss you, Mom.
I was so hoping to get hired by AT&T at the retail store. After all, they start out at about $43,000.00/year…not bad. I may be going to work for either Arvest, Regions, Verizon or Accent.
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I received my purple Brunswick© shirt today to try to raise awareness of the need for a cure of dementia and Alzheimer’s. I wore my gray one last night in honor of my beautiful wife, Denise and in memory of my mom, who had several complications due to diabetes. Denise woke up in a low blood sugar this morning. Pray that we find cures for these diseases.
Please join me in praying for all of those who have dementia or Alzheimer disease that diminishes its victim into a confused, forgetful, incontinent shell of a person that he/she once was. I pray that there is a cure found in my lifetime. It takes no prisoners in the long run.
Well, we will start out Father’s Day on a sad note. I just talked to the nurse and dad should be able to come home today, BUT he will have a catheter in so he can use the restroom for the rest of his life. I pray that God will intervene in this matter and I hope that all of those who read this will pray as well. It’ll be good to have him home. I realize that this is but a bump in the road and there are far many more who are in worse shape than he is. There are many diseases out there, but I would like everyone to help me escalate Dementia and Alzheimer’s awareness…May God richly bless you in His tender mercy and grace.
I know all of the Christian community knows why we celebrate Easter. We celebrate it because of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ giving us hope of our resurrection when we pass away. A lot of people say that the Easter bunny and Easter eggs should not be a part of the celebration of this holiday. I hunted Easter eggs when I was growing up. The only reason that I didn’t like them as I got older was because some of the eggs that were hidden in the spring had a very putrid aroma when hit with the lawn mower of an unsuspecting person doing yard work.
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