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Fiery Trials

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Over the years I have taken classes to learn new techniques in acrylic painting and tried all different kinds of crafts.  I found that having a hobby gave me something fun to look forward to doing.  It was a needed distraction from … Continue reading

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Mom Doesn’t Know Us Anymore

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It was Christmas Eve and my daughter and I went to visit my folks.  Since my daughter had moved to Washington, it had been quite a while since she had seen her grandmother and was saddened by the effects of … Continue reading

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The Velvet Rose

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My husband has had multiple back surgeries and has been in constant pain for over 40 years yet his faith in God remains strong.  I wrote this poem for him.  It represents his strength to stay faithful to God through … Continue reading

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Loving the Unloveable

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It is so easy to love the gentle, loving people in my life but loving bitter, ornery or abrasive people are a challenge.  Shortly after I was married, my mother in law came to live with us.  There was no … Continue reading

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Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Tips and Support for Family Caregivers

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10 Tips for Family Caregivers Caregiving is a job and respite is your earned right. Reward yourself with respite breaks often. Watch out for signs of depression, and don’t delay in getting professional help when you need it. When people … Continue reading

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Finding Humor in Embarrasing Moments

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There are so many times when dealing with Alzheimer’s patients or family members when you just want to hide in horror.  Some too awful to repeat but I can share this and it was a big turning point in my … Continue reading

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