An elderly man went to his barber twice a week. The barber said to him, ”sir you hardly have any hair to cut for as often as you come in ”. The elderly man exclaimed, “this is the only time I get any kind of human touch”.
Be kind, be gentle, love hard, and live & love everyday like it’s your last. God gave us one life, and we never know when it is over….
This is our Mother’s Day until what was 4 days ago. All so fast, and it almost seems unreal. I feel as if I am in a daze. Jesus I know not your ways. Rejoicing she is free of her pain. Grieving for what was, and celebrating her beautiful life all at the same time. Goodbyes are so hard to say! Until that day we meet Jesus face to face.
I haven’t been on for a bit because 3 days ago we lost my husband’s beautiful mom. Patricia Anne, she had dementia. She had taken a fall, and broke her wrist. Then the devastating news she was found on the floor with a severely broken hip. Here today, and gone tomorrow. It took her so fast. We rejoice for she is now free of her pain, and in the arms of Jesus. I will tell you though this loss has been so difficult. It is the finality of my husband’s earthy God given parents. We were there with family until she took her very last breath.
We were there when she met her maker face to face, and her body/mind so broken left her. Her soul was taken, and her earthy body left behind. She had been set free of her body that decayed, and withered away so fast. Singing praise Jesus at last with that one last gasp. Chest stopped as we sank into tears. On May 18 at 8:23 a.m she was met with maker. Free!
It was an agonizing night of her moaning in pain, and morphine on the hour. Lord hear our cries, take her was often spoke in whispers under our weary breath.
So now she is gone, and we have not had a second to stop and grieve. I just started a new job. We are moving, we have to have all of her things out of her assisted living by the end of the month. We had a death, a funeral, and last night our two very best friends married one another. What a whirlwind of emotions. So I found this prompt tender moments a perfect time to share my absence with you all. God has us, and we are trying so hard to just breathe as we are so very tired. We feel the grief come in waves. I know this too shall pass. Hold tight your loved ones, because one day that last I love you will ring so loudly in your head.
Asked by the Modesto Paper to my children’s great grandfather who is 98, and was married 65 years to the love of his life. “How do you make a marriage work for that long“? His response “easy you just stick to your vows”. His love has passed away, and he still lives on strong happily in the moment.
Happy 3 year Anniversary to my boyfriend, husband, love, lover, best friend, and soul mate. Forever buddies, I will love you forever, and this marriage was a gift from God! Can’t imagine not waking next to you! I meant my vows, and pray we can be like my kids great grandparents. Marriage is not easy always, but it worth every memory and the growing pains!
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “color/colour.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or pick a color and write about it–use it any way you like. Have fun!
I am so grateful this world is full of color in personalities! We are all different, and that splash of color is what makes the world go round.
Could you imagine no color in people even on a bad day. Those hues of gray, black, navy, they all make us who we are. If we all shared the same red tones, or were green daily how boring human relationships would be.
Today I am the bursting at the seams in pink. I am full of color of love and compassion. Pink is kind and comforting, full of sympathy and compassion, and makes us feel accepted
What ever color you are keep on keeping on. Know tomorrow is a brand new day, and possibly a brand new color awaits. Color your personality who you are. The box of crayons is yours for the taking, it is your choice what color you are on any given day…
Psalm 139:13-14 You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.