Wednesday, March 22, 2023

{ Life Update }

My domain name came up for renewal and it made me realize that I hadn't posted anything since June 10, 2022.  At that time, I had planned on starting to blog again, at least occasionally, life would have it, and as it so often does....things changed.  The very next day after that post, because of my Mom's progression of Alzheimer's, I moved in with her.  It was just like that, Y'all.  One day, I'm going on a long hike with my grand kiddos, and two days life totally changed.  I lived with my Mom for almost 5 months and it was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, at least emotionally, and I was already struggling with another life issue.  For those who've never dealt with Alzheimer's personally....well, it's just the most terrible disease. I won't go into any details, but it took a toll on me, both physically and emotionally. My little Momma passed away on October 24th of last year and I'm still grieving losing her. In some way, I took care of her for 11 years and I still think about her so often during the day, needing to go see her or call and check on her....and I so often just feel lost. My daughter told me that the time with Mom was for more than just taking care of her....and it most definitely was. It taught me so much....about myself and others. It made me realize that God uses each and every pain that we go through for our growth and maturity....and yes, for His glory.  

I'm not writing this to garner sympathy.  I just wanted to check in and let those of you who don't follow me on Facebook know what happened to me.  I hope to start blogging again, at least occasionally.  I'm even considering starting back up our Friday Foto Friends.  Who knows, right?  Things could change again in the blink of an eye.

Love and prayers to each of you for taking the time to read this. Just sharing these thoughts has been therapeutic for me.

HOPE your Wednesday is full of blessings!


  1. Miss seeing your blog posts but I totally understand and still do! We know all too well how things are fine one minute and the next minute it seems your life is turned upside down. Keep holding on friend. It might be by the hem of the Master's robe but you hold tight! Your SPRING is a coming friend. I only blog once a week and do good to do that but that is where I am in life. Hope the rest of your week goes wonderful. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. I know this has been a very difficult time for you. The grief process is never easy and it takes time, so just relax and rest as much as you can and enjoy the things you enjoy, like your grandchildren and crochet/ (knitting? I never know which) and owls, etc. Your devotionals on Facebook have always been a blessing to me. And we've kept doing the Friday Foto Friends every week anyway, without the link up. It would be wonderful to have your link up come back so we can all get connected again. Thank you for this update. I really didn't know that you had actually moved in with your sweet little mama back then, but I knew you were going through some difficult times. Yes, life can change in the blink of an eye, but never without God already being there preparing the way and walking with us through the changes. We are so blessed to be His children. Take care my friend, and welcome back!

  3. What a huge life change, I can only imagine the impact it had on you. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's good to be reading your blog again - I love your header! Just stunning!

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. My father also had Alzheimer's. It is an awful thing. We actually lost him long before we lost him. Take care and I hope you'll continue coming back some!

  5. Thank you for sharing your soul with us, dear Debbie. I just went through a hard time with my friend, Helen, and her dementia. She passed on January 4th. It is so very hard and even more so when it is immediate family. I am so sad and sorry for your loss. It is so nice to see you back on blogger!! Several of us have continued to post Friday Fotos so having you back as our hostess will make it so much more fun!! Love & hugs right back to you!! xo

  6. Oh Deb, I can't tell you how much I have missed you. Life does take us on different journey's and we must answer God's call on our life. I know it must have been very hard for you to see you mom declining each day, but what a blessing you were to her. Even if she didn't recognize it, God did. Bless you for being with her the last months of her life. I would be so excited to see you back on my blog roll, sure hope things work where that will happen. Sending you ((hugs)) across the miles.


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