Friday, June 29, 2007


My mom is coming home tomorrow. I am not ready. I still have some things to get in order. I still have to prepare myself mentally for the challenge of caring for her. Good thing I am not relying on my own strength.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Following the lead of some of the rest of my blogger family, Wednesdays are "Arlene Day", a day to pray and fast and seek God on her behalf (and her husband's).

Thursday, June 21, 2007


I have been waiting for weeks for this special time with You. It may be a concert to some, but to me it will be so much more. I am waiting to raise my hands to You. I am waiting to sing my heart out to You. I am waiting to dance before You. I am waiting to give You my love and my praise and my adoration. I am waiting to meet You there. And I know it will be totally unleashed!
image taken from here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


My mom has been in a nursing home for rehab since the beginning of April. She has been in and out in the past recovering from some thing or another. This is the first time we weren't sure she would be coming home. Even now, we are not sure that she should be coming home, but I want to try at least one more time. Things might not work out.

This morning I stopped in to drop off her laundry. During my visits, I have noticed that she is looking more and more like a nursing home resident and less and less like my mom. She has periodic episodes of confusion and forgetfulness. She tests out as mildly to moderately disoriented. She is having more trouble recalling words and expressing herself. We have had to keep her microwave at home unplugged for a while now because she keeps setting things on fire. So, when I stopped in, I mentioned that I was getting things ready for her to come home in a week or two....she has new windows on her house, flowers in the front, freshly painted and tiled bathroom. She looked up at me from her wheelchair, her blue blue eyes filling with tears, and she started to cry. "I am? I am coming home? I get to see the kids and my cat?" It broke my heart.

I have been wondering if I was doing the right thing. She has alot of friends at the nursing home and stays pretty busy during the day. She has all the help she needs. She has no chance to burn something in the microwave. It would be easier for all of us. But this morning I more time, maybe only one day or one week...who knows how long we can manage...but one more time to come home and see her cat and her house and her things before she is consigned to becoming a nursing home resident.

Monday, June 18, 2007


  • I am using my own office for the first time in a couple of weeks. I just went to look something up on my desk calender and it was set on May 31st! This week I believe things will be almost back to normal.
  • My daughter talked to her dad yesterday for Father's Day. He and his wife went to church, perhaps the first time the two of them have been to church together! For those of you who have been praying....thanks...and keep it up. Who knows what God may have in store!!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

ketchup day

we are having new windows put in at my mom's house i brought some work to do at home, on the computer, while they are going in. my plan is also to get to all your blogs and see what has been going on. i have missed you all!
Image taken from here.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


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I love my job. You guys, I really do. I can't even begin to name all the benefits, but here are a few:
  • I work with some of my closest friends.
  • I can talk to my daughter online all day.
  • I am continually challenged to learn something new.
  • My boss not only appreciates, but expects and empowers you to make decisions for the better of the company.
  • There are people everywhere-customers I talk to on the phone, associates coming through the office throughout the day,-new people all the time.
  • Things rarely get boring. My boss is always onto a new venture, a new project.
  • There are a few difficult people and I have learned to grow and mature spiritually because, and sometimes in spite, of them.
  • It has been a safe haven for me during the past five years of divorce and recovery.
  • When I work hard, it is noticed and rewarded.
  • Two awesome kids come to work with their mom a couple times a week and just their sounds-their voices, their laughter, running feet-put an instantaneous joy in my heart.

I am grateful, I am thankful, I am blessed.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


hey all! things at work have been unusually busy. i haven't even had time to read any blogs. if there is something i need to know, or someone to be praying for...plz email me. i will read them but may not have a chance to reply for another week. i have been praying for you, my blogville friends and family.

hoping things slow down by next week. and in those famous words....."i'll be back!"

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Friday, June 01, 2007


"I could be a massage lush..."

said by my friend after he and his wife had a spa weekend.

Image taken from here.