Sunday, January 4, 2015

2014 Not a Good Year

Between you, me and the gate posts, 2014 was not a good year. The year begun with my mother's hospitalization in the final stage of Alzheimer's, and ended with my husband in the hospital being treated for acute kidney disease. Time was spent in three different hospitals, a nursing and funeral home.

My mother's death, daughter's two miscarriages, grandson's pneumonia are behind us in 2014. Looming ahead is my husband's acute kidney disease and a diagnosis of autism for my grandson; the everyday responsibility of loving a daughter with schizophrenia.

37 Paddington expressed so well my thoughts on 2014.

One day at a time is my new mantra. Rejoice in today's goodness. Let tomorrow take care of itself. Breathe.

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  1. Oh LindaRe, you're dealing with so much. But when it's our loved ones what else is there to do but roll up our sleeves? You are wise. Today is all that is real. But do also care for you. I heard someone say the other day that self care is a revolutionary act. Sending love.

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    1. Morning meditations in quietness prepares me for my day. I don't always succeed but I try to make a part of the day all about me.

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  2. "What else is there to do but roll up our sleeves?"--perfect expression. Even when it is hard, what a gift it is to give your loved ones to do what needs doing. Breathe--it helps more than we know. I have to remind myself when I realize I am holding it in.


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    1. A friend asked if I was enjoying the recent rain. I was aware it was raining but hadn't taken the time to be in the moment of enjoyment. Her question reminded me to breathe, to be aware of self.

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  3. Bless your heart, you have a full plate! But what a beautiful attitude to face each day, taking it moment by moment. Our love for family helps us to just do what we have to do.

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    1. We roll up the sleeves and do what needs doing, and strive for a little me time.

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  4. Wishing that your 2015 will be better than 2014 was. Wishing you some me time and some peace of mind and the enjoyment of the rain.

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  5. Whew, 2014 sure sounds like a difficult year. My thoughts are with you.One day at a time is a good mantra. I hope that 2015 is better.

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  6. Sending you a barrel of hugs, grab one whenever you can. All the above comments have said everything so well, adding my love and prayers to theirs. You ARE very strong.

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    1. Thank you, Cheri. I will keep the barrel of hugs near because I know I will need them.

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  7. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the well wishes for 2015! As you perfectly pointed out via 37 Paddington's blog, "2014 was something fierce!" Work and family kept this sister tied up, wrapped up, and just UP all year long -- LOL! But my struggles last year were nothing compared to your losses. I know firsthand what it feels like to lose a parent. So I'm sending up prayers to my Father in heaven right now that he keep his loving arms of comfort & strength securely around you as you continued to be the support others in your family need at this time!

    Please take care and may health and healing be yours throughout this year!

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    1. Thank you, Liv, and don't forget to pamper you.

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