It's not over 'til it's over!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I wrote a lengthy blog last week which promptly disappeared into Cyberspace when I mistakenly hit the wrong key on my keyboard. Whatever happened, the writing of the blog was therapy enough for me because I felt better even after the printed word disappeared, and that's not the first time that happened! So I'm not a computer tech!!
So much has happened in the time since my last public blog. My 91 year old mother came back from death's door through the divine intervention of the Good Lord, my siblings' boots on the ground, and prayer on her behalf from every source I could think of! They got her to a hospital in time to rehydrate and renourish her depleted physical body. All the attention seemed to bring her from the depths of despair as well. She is now getting used to an Assisted living residence and learning to acclimate to the"old people" who happen to be her peers. Prior to this, my Mom kept saying "I'm 91," like it was the kiss of death, and it almost was. I'm 24 years younger than my Mother, but I'm beginning to think the age numbers can play a very detrimental part in our well-being. I'm tired of hearing about "Senior Moments" when my 41 year old daughter has more lapses of memory than I do. Do we talk and think our way into dementia and illness sometimes? I have spots and lumps and bumps on my body that I have decided I just don't want to deal with today. I'm doing the best that I can, and I need to start thinking I'm 67 years young instead of "almost 70." Yup! I started going there recently. I'm eating healthy, and taking better care of myself than I ever did.
Taking a lesson from my remarkable Mom, the world may be ready to put me in a box, but I don't have to pull the lid down on myself!