Monday, February 28, 2011

Anything But a Face

One of my favorite sites, I Heart Faces, is having another contest.  Usually their contests have to include a face, but this time they said no no no, anything but!  So, I immediately thought of this photograph:

It is my mother and her newest grandson.  I just love how both hands have wrinkles on them.  Circle of life.  As you may remember my mother is suffering from Alzheimer's so this photo is a little extra special.  I just love that she got to hold her grandson, even though she won't remember.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It seems I was on hiatus

Sorry, it wasn't intentional.

Our darling dog, Hoss, was diagnosed with bone cancer.  He was given a prognosis of about 3 months, but I feel that he will last longer.  I hope and pray that I am correct.

My darling mother is living with/suffering from Alzheimers.  It's a horrible disease with no cure.  All we can do is be patient, kind and loving.  And pray for her everyday.  It's interesting how people think Alzheimer's is just forgetfulness.  I did too to a certain degree.  But, when we were all in the middle of it--my brothers, sisters, father--all of us--we realised that it is so much more than simple forgetfulness.  It is so much more heart-breaking.  And there is nothing any of us can do.  Sad sad sad.

So, I guess I was on an unintentional hiatus.  Blogging just seemed a little narcissistic at the time.  I couldn't bring myself to sit at the computer and blog about anything.  It all seemed so unimportant.  But, then I realised that life goes on.  Love goes on.  So, I have rallied and am starting to see posts all around me.  Hopefully you'll enjoy them too....

Hug your loved ones today.  Everyday.