Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Life Changes


Though my Grandmother Lucy lives in the nursing home, she is not in any shape to return to her home and thus it has been sold.  Meaning that her personal, household belongings must be managed in some way.  Last week I moved some of her things into my home and it has been rather strange for me.  

My daughter commented how these things smell like Gran and remind us of her.  Though she is a mere visit away, she doesn't remember us like she used to.  

Life changes and it isn't always kind.  But, we deal with it in the best way we know how.  

A friend of mine shared this video with me on Facebook and it gave me a much needed smile.  

 A smile I am sharing with you.  Go forth and have a great day, my friends.  


35 comments:

  1. It is a hard time in life that some have to go through. She may not get things exactly straight, but I bet in her heart she does. The video did make me smile.

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  2. Awwww . . . are we ever ready for the changes . . . I hope you'll enjoy having some of your grandmother's things in your home. It will keep her "fragrance" alive and near you . . . I loved the video . . . always great to begin the day with giggles and smiles. Those fifth grade boys need many cheers . . . Well done and creative!

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  3. I had to do this for my Mom (in a home) and my Dads things we had an auction so I bought back some of my Grand and Great Grandmothers things. I love that I have them. This is a very difficult time for you I know I am still going through it. take care and HUGS B

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  4. That must have been a very strange and unusual feeling. I can't even imagine what it must be like. Love my grandma. Take care guys and I hope you will adjust to the latest curve ball life has thrown.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  5. such a tough part of living...

    loved the 5th grade boys. too cute and creative.

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  6. Having those items with you now does feel odd...in time the oddness will fade and you will smile each time you see something that was precious to her. Even though she may no longer outwardly show that she knows you, I believe inside, she does.

    That video is fantastic and I am "posting it forward". Made my day!

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  7. changes are hard, especially these types...sending you hugs...cute video :)

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  8. It is so hard to accept the fact that our loved ones do change as they age. I know what your daughter means about the smell. I think smell is one of the most primeval responses we have. Hugs to all of you.

    Loved that skit. Don't know who had the idea or how on earth they convinced 5th grade boys to do it.

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  9. This post hits close to home for me - as my mother doesn't know any of her children anymore..... so your video perked me up quite a bit! How Funny!!!!

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  10. I brought some of my grans stuff to my house. She is still alive but moved to a different state so my aunt could take care of her. She didn't tell anyone she was leaving and hasn't called in about two years. She left a whole storage building full of stuff. I cleaned it out, kept the keepsakes, and moved the shed to my property. I have nightmares now :/

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  11. It's always so sad when our loved ones are having a tough time. It's wonderful that you will have some wonderful memories to put a smile on your face as well.

    Loved the cute skit

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  12. That's too bad about your gran... My mom is getting to that stage as well. Good luck with your sorting! And I love that video... Too cute!

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  13. Sorry you are having to go through this.

    The video was cute!

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  14. The cycle of life so beautiful and complex.

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  15. Those boys are certainly brave, and it does bring a smile! Your grandmother is blessed to have you looking after her and her precious belongings. I'm glad they are bringing memories for you. It is not an easy thing to do, watching loved ones age and struggle.

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  16. Bless your heart.....it is so sad when our parents, grandparents and so forth slip into that time in life when their surroundings are no longer familiar to them. So glad you have some of you grandmother's things. Great video.....it made me smile too..

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  17. Hi Michelle, Thank you for the smile and that photo is great too. You are so right about life ... just never know what will be next. Take care and be well and thank you for your kind comments on my blog. John

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  18. That's such a hard thing to go through. I enjoyed that video!

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  19. ...and, don't you wonder how people go thru these hard changes without Jesus Christ to hold you up?
    xo

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  20. so sorry about your grandma, but it will come to all of us. keep encouraged

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  21. Yes, it can be hard at times...sorry about your grandma...I am facing sadness with my dad as he ages and his health fails. It is so hard to watch some days. We have to enjoy the moments that are good to the max and hopefully they will help us through the others.

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  22. A cute video!! After raising my children, I am now caring for my mom, it can be so difficult!!

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  23. I read just a while ago: "There is nothing permanent except change."

    True how life can sometimes seem unkind. Family friends or family's-family of ours lost their sweet baby last night, such a sad time.
    I needed the smiles this video brought, too. LOVED it. <3

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear that Lucy can't remember as much. You are lucky to still have her.. my grandparents were all gone by the time I was out of high school. They were in Oklahoma and I was in Oregon.. since I was 4. So, count your blessing that you had her near you so long. You will find comfort from having some of her things around you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  25. This is very sad. Once and then I use a few things of my dad: a watch, a pen, and a few books...

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  26. Oh, that was wonderful...what a great thing to come and fine. that after reading about your grandma--life is just bittersweet, I guess.

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  27. The only thing certain in life is change - the truest words. It's sad to see someone you love who was once so full of vitality slip away slowly. My Aunt is doing that very thing at 83 years of age, and yet she was sharp as a tack and very physically fit until just recently.

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  28. Sadly, age creeps up on all of us. It's very sad to watch, though, but probably not as hard on the one who has to move to a nursing home especially if they are losing their memory. I hope she adjusts well to her new surroundings.

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  29. So sorry about your Gran, Michelle. I know it is a sad time. I took home my Mom's desk and her little cat when she went into the nursing home and the cat slept on the desk for months because it smelled like her. Wishing you courage and sending you love. Glad that charming video made you smile - that was great! xo Karen

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  30. Your story made think. I'm 74 now, how long time I have ??

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  31. Keeping family things is wonderful (although sometimes there can be too much to keep). I love the history that comes with things that have been in the family, whether it's furniture, dishes or jewelry, it's more meaningful than new.

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  32. It is hard seeing our loved ones growing old and knowing we can't stop the aging process. It's nice that you have those special items though to treasure.

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  33. I'm sure your family is dealing with your grandmother's situation as well as it can be done. It is tough to see an elderly person become forgetful and frail.

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  34. Good video for a smile. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  35. It's hard when our loved ones can't take care of them selves any more...hugs

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