Thursday, September 2, 2010
Lately, I have been preoccupied with getting my house in order and having company for Labor Day weekend. I've missed being able to read blogs and to post. I plan to post later next week when things settle down. At that time, I'll do my final post re our trip to Prague. (maybe near the end of next week, I don't want anyone think, I've gone to ..., but I"ll be back. Before I finish this "post", I sit here and can't help to think we , including myself are so blessed. As, I say this, I am appreciative of being alive and for the abilities I have. Just think, what if you couldn't think. A few weeks ago, I saw a retired co-worker at Walmart. She and I were foster care workers together for 8 years. She had humour, guts, and compassion. When I saw her I immediately said hello. She came over to me, hugged me, and then went off with I assume her son. I went home and told my husband that i saw this person, but that something wasn't right. She didn't say anything to me and her hair was all wild looking. Not the same person who I knew took care in herself. Well, I saw 2 also retired co workers. They shared with me that in the past 2 years that Alzheimer's was diagnosed and that this smart woman couldn't manage her affairs as well as talk. I cried, she had gotten her Masters in the past 4 years and was a goal driven person. She is also younger than my 61 years. Can't help to cry and grieve. We never know what path we might have to take. This could be ourselves. My point, appreciate the NOW, as well as THE PAST as we may not have the ability to hold onto this as life circumstances happen. I pray, cry and ask God to watch over my friend and her family. Take care, have a safe Labor Day weekend. Until next week. God Bless.