Life's Journey

Judy EllenStarred Page By Judy Ellen, 5th Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3659hvld/
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These are my thoughts as my husband and I await the phone call from the nursing home while my mother in law is breathing her last breath on this earth. We visited her yesterday but my husband can't take another day off except for her funeral or he would be fired from his job.

Awaiting the call

Today we are waiting a phone call from the nursing home where my lovely mother in law (Shirley) is breathing her last breath of life. She is in the end stages of Alzheimer’s disease and all the nursing home can do now is keep her comfortable. Her nurse is the most loving and kind young woman I have ever met. How fitting that on Shirley’s last days on this earth such a Godly angel of mercy would be there to care for her every need. This lovely nurse is a true testament to the loving and kind person my mother in law is.

I, like a child, just could not stop crying

I was hoping to go to church, but, the tears just would not stop flowing! I also felt that if my husband receives word that his mom went home to be with the Lord today he would need me to comfort him.

I asked my husband what he wanted for breakfast and made his favorite; homemade hash browns with ham. He opted out of the eggs this time. While cooking breakfast the tears just would not subside and the Lord kept prompting me during my crying spree to write a poem. After we visited Shirley yesterday I couldn’t help but think! What must she be thinking lying there on her death bed?? I had not slept for three days so when we got home yesterday I desperately needed a nap and then went to bed at 10:00PM. However, writing a poem was the very last thing on my mind.

Just then the drought was lifted here in Ohio!

Well, I guess the Lord had other plans for my sleep deprived mind. Not only that but just then it started to rain and I was ecstatic. The drought was finally lifted! Or at that moment did the heavens too join in with me during my crying spree? So back and forth from the kitchen to my computer I hurried to jot down lines for my poem. During which time I also took a picture and some videos of the rain. Nope I didn't burn hubbies hash browns either!!

I might add that so many times it is in the kitchen that the Lord chooses to inspire me to write poetry and songs. I should keep my computer in my kitchen I guess!! Not only that, it is when I have a little crying spree that the words seem to flow more vibrantly than ever. I suppose that could be because when I am crying I am truly in touch with my emotions and poetry is emotionally inspired. Below is the poem I wrote during my crying and cooking spree while the heavens blessed us with liquid gold.

What she would say if she could talk to us today?

I have walked with You daily on this journey we call life
through many tears heartache and strife.
Now my journey is about to come to an end.
Soon I will see the face of my precious Savior and very best friend!!
So please my loving friends and family, don’t cry for me.
For all my life His was the only face I desperately longed to see.
Some may say that life for me soon will be ending.
I say nothing could be further from the truth.
For me another journey is just beginning!
My years of loving him and the deep longing I have for Him now embodies the proof!

Here is the link to the article I wrote about my mother in law’s journey with Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimers Disease, Angel Of Mercy, Death, God, Godly Nurse, Gods Love, Heaven, Inspiration To Write, Life Journey, Lifes End, Mother In Law, My Kitchen, Poetry, Tears

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author avatar Judy Ellen
I love writing poetry, songs articles on Christianity, health, anything pertaining to families! I love writing reviews on my favorite TV programs such as Discovery, Animal planet and Dr. Phil.

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author avatar Denise O
5th Aug 2012 (#)

I know we should not cry but, I am. Just remember in time, we all shall meet again, God willing. My prayers to you and your family, especially your husband. God bless you dear. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Judy Ellen
5th Aug 2012 (#)

Thank you my dear, sweet Denise! You are such a joy and comfort to me!!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Aug 2012 (#)

Beautiful good-bye -Judy Ellen...though Iknow that good-bye took many forms during here long journey with

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Aug 2012 (#)

Alzheimers-my father. took that same long and heart-breaking journey... I am so sorry and send my thoughts and prayers...

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author avatar Judy Ellen
6th Aug 2012 (#)

Thank you Delicia for your kind words and especially for your prayers!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th Aug 2012 (#)

One door closes and that is also the opening of another! Our bodies decay but our soul stays nourished by our thoughts and deeds. Your mother-in-law will be well looked after like she has been here; there is no doubt about that, Judy. I believe God has to appear in human forms to look after us in times of need and that is happening already through the kindly nurse. Life has to take its course for everybody and when the time comes we all leave without regrets. We can be responsible for our actions and leave the rest in His safe hands with full trust. My prayers are with you in this hour of need - siva

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author avatar Judy Ellen
7th Aug 2012 (#)

Thank you Siva for your understanding, wisdom and very kind words! I appreciate and look forward to your comments so much!!!

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author avatar Christine Crowley
7th Aug 2012 (#)

Oh dear. What a story. THank you for sharing your thoughts. May she rest in peace.

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author avatar Judy Ellen
7th Aug 2012 (#)

Thank you Christine for your comment!!!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
8th Aug 2012 (#)

Life is like that-
Once we come- and cry-
Then many events and incidents-
Sadness and laughter-
Memories and affection-
And when Gone -
All other cries-
The guest goes-
Showing no reactions-
For ever more.

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author avatar Judy Ellen
8th Aug 2012 (#)

Thank you for your very poetic comment Rezaul Karim. We can feel the touch of your loving poetic response to our loss!!

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
9th Aug 2012 (#)

For me another journey is just beginning!
This line captured my imagination.
A very moving piece which shows your love for your mother-in-law and your faith.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Aug 2012 (#)

Dropping by, dear Judy. Trust all is well with you. God bless - siva

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author avatar Teila
24th Aug 2012 (#)

I enjoy your thoughtful articles. You are a gifted writer keep up the good work.

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author avatar A K Rao
25th Aug 2012 (#)

Very touching one! May her soul rest in peace dear Judy! I sincerely pray he Almighty to bless you are with required strength to cope uo with this crisis! With sympathetic understandings..AK

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author avatar Vartika
28th Nov 2012 (#)

Touching! A befitting farewell to your mother-in-law, whom you evidently loved so much. It is scary to lose a loved one but re-assuring to know that they would be leaving for a better place and in better hands, the best there ever can be. I pray for Shirley's eternal peace..

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