Here are peeks at a few of the projects I've been working on. I have loved every minute I spent creating with this kit! It was fun! It's full of all kinds of creative goodness!
Here are the links to all the girls blogs so you can be sure to check them out
Me... your here!
I have some sad news to share. Those of you who have followed my blog for some time now, have heard me talk of my dear friend Sally who has been suffering from Early Onset Alzheimer's for a number of years now. She has been in a care facility only about 20 minutes from me for about the last 3 years, so I visit with her almost weekly. She took a turn for the worse on Thursday. She passed away in the middle of the night Saturday night. She was my friend for 36 years. At one time was married to Dan's brother, so their three boys are our nephews. My heart hurts for them... and for her husband Alan. My heart just hurts in general. I'm going to miss her so much. It's true what they say about Alzheimer's, "It's the long goodbye" I didn't understand that at first, but I certainly do now. You loose them little by little. It hurts to see them confused. It hurts when they cant remember your name anymore. On and on. Pieces of them leave. I can't tell you the number of times I've sat in the parking lot of the facility after a visit and cried. This is a horrible disease, that I hope we find a cure for very soon. Sal was only 56 years old. She has grand babies she didn't get to know.,.. and that breaks my heart. There is just so much about this disease that is sad. But..... it certainly does not define who my friend was. She was a full speed ahead, full of energy, happy person with a contagious laugh.And she laughed a lot! She was an amazing mom who loved her boys like nothing else. They always came first!
I'll remember us raising our little boys together. Taking them to the park. Tossing them in the tub together at times in the evenings and putting their little jammies on , to sit and have popcorn at watch a movie together, when the guys worked nights. Cross stitching together. Bike riding together. Talking on the phone numerous times a day sometimes. Baking chocolate chip cookies for the kids together. Those are the things I will remember about her.
Cherish your true blue friends and keep them close because there is never a guarantee how long you'll get to have them.
Rest in Peace Sal, your suffering is over. I love you.
If you have never seen "I'll Be Me" the story of Glen Campbell and his battle with Alzheimer's , it is an amazing movie. I have watched it twice now. Even if you aren't a huge fan, it's good, and if you do like him as a musician, you really should see it.
This song says so much.