daily blessings

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Alpha and Omega

This is my mom, 82 years old, holding her precious great granddaughters. She has dementia and can't tell you what day it is or what she ate for lunch... but she remembers how to hold an infant! As you can see from the picture of her hands, she also has severe rheumatoid arthritis but reached out with poise to hold her great grandchild for the first time. She took turns holding the girls and then posed for a picture holding them both. Seeing this brought tears of joy to my eyes. It is a blessing indeed... the circle of life! The beginning and the end. Alpha and Omega!


Blogger Susie said...

The circle of life is indeed a blessing. What precious little angels in your Mom's arms..
Dementia is such a difficult disease process to witness. My thoughts and prayers are with you, as I truly understand..

2:28 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Susie- Thank you for the kind words and yes- you have experienced your share and it is good to hear from someone that understands.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

What a sweet picture! I am so glad that she lived long enough to hold the babies, and hopefully she totally understands what it's all about!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Morning Glory said...

What a precious picture this is!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

That is too precious and certainly a blessing indeed. :

5:20 PM  
Blogger leslie said...

Oh Nancy, what a BLESSING that she has been able to hold her lovely great grandchildren! My Mom had terrible rheumatoid arthritis, too, as well as Alzheimers. She died at age 81 five years ago and I miss her so much. Cherish every moment you have with her - I know you will. Hugs and blessings to you.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

That is such a precious picture!! A keeper for sure.

2:47 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

I was at my mom's this weekend for a baby shower. She is 77. When the baby for that picture is born in November, we'll be able to take a five generation picture since my Grandma is still with us at 97. In spite of all the difficulties of living in this broken world with broken, aging bodies... it is a blessing to have these living roots that give us strength.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Dawn- this was a special day and one that will long be remembered.

MG- Thanks for stopping by- as always it is good to hear from you.

Chris- Yes- what a blessing indeed!

Leslie- Thanks for your words of enouragement and the reminder to enjoy every minute of this precious time. Great advice!

Kristen- Good to hear from you. You have twin memories in the making too. Take care of yourself.

Tom- WOW... 5 generations, that is really something. What a blessing indeed. "Living roots to give us strength"- perfectly said!

8:33 PM  
Blogger FlipFlop Mom said...

OHHHHHHHHH that is a FABULOUS picture.. how beautiful!!!!!!!!!

8:13 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Your mom is adorable and so are the twins.
Indeed, what a blessing.

4:47 PM  
Blogger It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

How beautiful!! i would get this framed if I were you. Sandy

9:14 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

ME again - I keep hearing hard stories about NC and drought. Are you in an area that is hard hit?

8:50 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Flip Flop- thanks for stopping by and beautiful is an appropriate word!

Hilary- You are so right the blessings do continue and fortunate I am.

Sandy- We have one framed for mom and you are right- I need to do the same for me!

Dawn- Thanks for your concern. I am in Michigan visiting my younger sister but unless there was rain last night- things are pretty bad. Our well has been okay so far, but there are so many people that have to struggle daily with this. The lakes levels are all down, there is a state wide burning ban even on campfires, many of the city water systems are restricting water, and the farmers didn't have enough rain this summer to make hay. The last good rain that we had was before Katherine's wedding in July. Please say a prayer for those that
hurting and again thanks for your Christian compassion and love.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

This gave me such a lump in my throat, Nancy...one of my grandmothers had dementia, too. What a beautiful, beautiful picture to treasure always.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Tammy- thanks for stopping by and yes this photo is a keeper! Have a great weekend

7:41 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

Nancy, that is such a beautiful picture.

How fortunate you are to be able to post about your family. *sigh*

I know you cherish them.

8:52 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

Are you still in Michigan? I can't remember how long you were going to be up here.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by while you're on your rip!

9:00 PM  

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