Sunday, June 29, 2014

Life Happens, Huh?

Wow, I feel like I have
been away for so long!

Just wanted to pop in to let you
all know what's going on in
my world right now!!

We are heavy in the process of helping my
dear mother-in-law transition to the next stage of her with dementia,
and the loss of ability to function in daily
life as she always has.

After we move her out of her house this
week, things will settle down a bit.
We are preparing a room for her here,
with some of her favorite things.

{and my whole world...and yours, too!}

 Many, many, more details, complications,
etc... but I'd much rather focus on the
goodness of God through all of this.

He has bathed us in His peace, and 
amazing grace, and smoothed pathways
that started off pretty rocky.

He has helped her to slowly let things
go, and still manage to smile and
experience joy.

If you don't know His incredible love,
I pray that you will seek Him out!

I honestly can't even stand to think
about what my life would look like
without Him. 

May your week be filled with
joy and all kinds of other good stuff!!

I'll be back more often as soon
as I can be!!

Big Hugs,



Kar said...

Prayers for you and your family during this time of help that you are giving your mother-in-law. She is so blessed to have family such as yourselves. Hugs to you all!

Karfee :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You know I totally understand and sympathize...I pray for an easy transition. You are truly angels for taking her into your home!


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Dear Becky,

You have so m uch on your plate right now....will send up prayers for you and your family at this time.

You certainly have strong faith that will sustain you.

God bless!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Transition is so hard. Prayers that all will go well and the Lord will give you the strength you need.

Rhonda said...

Blessings to you and your family, Becky. Faith and Family go together, don't they?

Your mother in law will be forever grateful you welcomed her into your home.

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Christy K said...

Big hugs back to you! I have been on this journey with my own Dad before he passed away. It is not easy, but The Lord gives grace. Praying for you right now.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...


Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Becky ~ I know exactly the rough road that you are traveling right now, and my heart breaks for you. Please know that I am keeping you and your family in my prayers - and are so happy knowing that the grace and peace of God will surround you, embrace you, and will lift you up day after day as you take each step forward. Stay strong. Keep the faith. And know that you are loved beyond comprehension by the Great Healer. xoxo laurie

elizabeth said...

What a blessing you are! I pray for God's blessings, strength and wisdom as you care for your MIL.

Lynn Richards said...

What a blessing you are to your Mother In way you can do this on your own, HE will be your strength, in many different ways. Take good care of you.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You will be in my prayers--my Grandfather went through the same thing and it was so hard. Take care and will look forward to seeing posts from you when you have the time. Have a good day!

Susan Hemann said...

My dear, bless you and your family. Dementia is difficult for everyone. I took care of my mother, she was bedridden for 5 years before she passed away. It wasn't until the last week of her life that she didn't know what was going on. Still care giving is a day at a time project. I would give anything to have my mother back. I will be praying for you and your family.

Cindy said...

Praying for you during this transition, having gone through much of this with my mother in law for the past several years.

Amy Kinser said...

Sweet friend, i am so sorry. What a blessing your mother in law is to have you to help care for her and brighten her days. May God bless you and yours to overflowing.

Diane Porazzo said...

I wish you the best on being a caretaker for your mother-in-law. I know how difficult it can be but for the grace of God we go on. She is very blessed to have you and your husband in her life. God bless you all.

Consider It All Joy said...

Praying for you Becky! These are difficult times, when our parents begin to make these transitions! You and your hubby are precious to bring her home! Blessings to you all, Cindy

luv2teek said...

I can feel for you and all you're experiencing. My m-i-l was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 6 yrs Jan, we realized she could no longer be hubby/I started splitting nights with her and have caregivers for part of the day...trying to keep her in her own home as long as possible (She lives next door). It's what she wants and doctors agree it's best as long as we can manage it.

Watching the decline is so very difficult--gotta take it one day at a time. And choose to laugh at most things--otherwise you cry.

Will send up prayers for you and yours...Bev

Christina Paul said...

How lucky she is to have your love and support- best of luck through this challenging time

Curtains in My Tree said...

I understand completely what your doing, I did this for my husband before he went into full Alzheimer's

This runs in my Dad's family and I fear I may experience the same disease in future years.
I am writing a journal for my kids of what to expect.

It is so wonderful you and your husband are there to help her

prayers is all we have in this situation

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Becky, I can't imagine, either, what my life would look like without God's grace and love. Saying a prayer for you and your family for peace and strength during a challenging transition. Your mother in law is blessed to have you!


ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I am praying for you that this is an easy time for your family. Bless you for taking her into your home. xo Laura

Bohemian said...

As a Full Time Caregiver of three Loved Ones with Medical, Mental Health and/or brain trauma Issues in our Home I completely understand that the transition process can be complex and a life changer. Previously we transitioned Mom from Independant Living to Assisted Living {with my Brother and I doing the Assisting} and then to Long Term Care Living when we could no longer meet her at her point of need. Life Changes such as these can be incredibly draining physically, socially, emotionally and financially so be sure to take care of the Caregiver {yourselves} as well, since neglecting to do so is all too common when you're spread thin Caring for others who cannot care for themselves. My Prayers and Positive Energies are being sent your way from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Becky,
I am sending you hugs! I know how hard it is for you and the family. We have to do what we have too to keep our parents safe and she will be safe in with you.
It has been a long time since we visited, so much as been going on and after I lost my sister I just blog a lot and then we moved. I am trying to get back to being a good blogging friend.
Also I am still thinking about an Esty. I have started the planning process.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Michele Reynolds said...

Hugs! My Parents are both gone and we did these things too:) Take Care

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