Taking a break from sharing a Christmas project to share a Birthday Card I made for a special lady who it turning 80 ON Christmas. Marilyn is my friend Julies Mother in law. She is an amazingly strong lady who as been thru a lot the last couple of years. Major recovery from a serious car accident and recently a stroke. She is tuff, and determined.. strong as they come! Happy Birthday Marilyn!
I told you a little bit in my last post about Julie, my sister Jan and I, planning a afternoon at the care facility where my friend Sally is, to do a Craft, visit and bring Christmas Cookies and milk. I thought I share a few photos. We had such a great time. We probably enjoyed it as much or more than they did :) We even sang Christmas Carols. That seemed to make everyone smile. This is a Alzheimer's/Dementia Unit, and it's so amazing because for so many, even if the words to the songs just aren't there for them anymore, it seems the "tune" is. Great to see them smile and hum, if not sing.
Below is my sis, helping with the Christmas Craft Project.
I think we all enjoyed the visiting part :)
And here is a photo of my friend Sally and I. If you haven't read about Sally here before. She is a dear friend of mine who is in a care facility suffering from early onset Alzheimer's/Dementia. Sal and I have been friends for over Thirty years. When our boys were babies and growing up we basically raised them together. We did everything together. I love her, and miss those times. Even tho a lot of those memories are lost for her now, I visit her every week, and she always recognizes me. We still have laughs, and share a very special friendship.
She doesn't know it, but she has had a big impact on how I live my life these days. Why I try to worry less, why I spend less time at my desk, why I don't care of my house is spotless. Why I try to slow down and enjoy things more. None of us are guaranteed anything...
....... I try to enjoy things for the both of us now.
Julie, Jan and I had a great time, so much so, we've decided we are going to do this on a regular basis:)
Thanks for letting me share.