The year is coming to an end, and I completed my first read thru of the Bible Mom and Dad gave me for Christmas last year. How precious to see their signatures on the inside cover.
And what a treasure of truth His Word is. As I read the last few pages of Revelation I couldn’t help but think of my dear parents. Because heaven is coming! And my parents know Jesus and their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. And so I take such comfort, as I think of Mom even just yesterday, falling and confused and crying and hollering, that there will be a day that turns into eternity—where there will be no more sorrow or crying or pain.
And I think of my Daddy, shuffling around cautiously in the darkness of near blindness, and I know someday Jesus will be the light—and Dad’s world will be brighter than ever!
I’m thankful that Mom and Dad are still with us and they continue to bless our lives. I will soak up every moment I can with them now. But I’m so grateful to know that this is not the end. We will all be together again someday! We know the end of the story and it is better than we can imagine!!
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” Isaiah 64:4, NLT
Hi — My mother has Alzheimer’s and I’m dedicating the month of January to writing about her and her dementia. If you’re interested in writing any posts (or even using posts that you’ve already written) that relate to the topics I’ve laid out, I’d love to add a link to your posts on mine. Check out “A Month of Remembering” — it explains it. http://28daysatatime.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/january-2014-a-month-of-remembering/
I’d really like to really build the community of dementia caregivers here.
Great idea, Sally! And you asked some very good questions. I’d be happy to share some posts, though I’m not sure how that works. I’m pretty new to blogging. Just let me know what to do. : )