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May 07, 2012

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Margaret and Jim Smith

Hi Debbie!
Still remembering you in Northern Ireland!!
Margaret and Jim Smith

Becky

Debbie,
Thanks for the wonderful post. I have a sister who has been caring for our mom in her home for over 15 years!!!!!!!!!!! I try and give her some little things every once in a while...like a Southern Gosple DVD, etc. When our dad was dying and most everything had left him he still so enjoyed listening to Southern Gosple Videos; just sitting with a loved one and listening to that good music can so lift the spirit of the care giver and the one cared for. Parents, grand parents, can be such a treasure. Pray you are doing well. I also had the crud for two whole weeks...it is some nasty stuff this year!

Rebecca Gardiner

Hi Debbie,
Thank you so much for the update. I can definately relate in some sort of way when it comes to caretaking. My brother has autism, and I am continually having to step up and help take care of him. I know it's hard, but it is definately worth it.
Continually praying for you and your family!

Patty Spicer

Could not help but think of the song that is out now talking about a mother who has dementia and she may not remember her children's name but you metion the name of Jesus and she can tell you all about him. My daddy had the disease and I can remember the last time I really heard him speak anything at all we were in a doctor's offce and the doctor asked him who was President at the time and he gave the wrong answer but when the doctor asked him who my mother or I was he would look at him as if the doctor was the crazy one and he would say that is my wife and daughter. Think about you often and when some of the Legacy Five's songs come on the radio I can still see Roger playing the piano and singing from his heart. I really miss the Cathdrals. Those guys were something else and they had a testimony to sing about

C turnbull

Debbie,
So sorry you have been ill. Hope you are on the mend. You have a lot on your plate as they say. Hang in there and cling to the one who holds today and tomorrow. Our family lost a loved one this morning. We know what is involved with caring for a sick family member. Prayers for you and all your loved ones.
Cheryl/Lenexa KS

Dixie

Debbie,

I just read your post, and it brought tears to my eyes. It is so hard to see those you love become so ill. My sister and I cared for our mom and dad and know that it is very difficult. The physical aspect is tough but the emotional part when they look at you with no recognition,it tears the heart out of you. Our mom passed away in Dec of 2007 and dad passed away in Jan of 2011. We still miss them so much, and would gladly do it all over again.

I enjoy your posts so much and am sorry for all of the trials you have been going through. I have never met you but I feel I know you. When attending Legacy Five concerts, I still miss Roger.

I will remember you in my prayers. You are a very special lady,Roger would be proud of you.

Shanna Locker

You post was wonderful. As we get older so many of us can, in some way, say, "been there, done that" when speaking of caring for elderly family members. It is so difficult when disease robs them of recognition of their family. I'm not sure who it's harder on, the person or the family member who they don't recognize...I'm inclined to believe it's harder on the family member. I watched my Aunt cry because my grandma -who suffered a stroke- could not tell her who she was or what her name was. Won't it be wonderful when this verse becomes reality? "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." What a day that will be!! Take care of yourself Debbie! ~Shanna~ Idaho

Charlene Edmonson

Dear Debbie;
I HOPE YOU ARE CONTINUING TO FEEL BETTER. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF SO YOU CAN SPEND TIME WITH THOSE YOU LOVE SO MUCH.
I AM YOUR UT FAN A D AM IN REHAB AFFER A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT. I AM DETERMINED TO MAKE IT TO NATIONSL THIS YEAR. I COULD NOT LEAVE MY MOTHER LAST YEAR. AFTER BEING HER CAREGIVER FOR OVER TEN YRARS GOD CSLLED HER HOME IN DEC. YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT MISSING THEM BUT I AM SO HAPPY SHE IS NOW OUT OF THE SUFFERING SHE WENT THROUGH. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN SEPT. MY PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU. I HAVE MY PORTABLE DVD PLAYER AND MY GOSPEL DVD'S AND YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE THE QUESTIONS THESE UTAH PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT TBE GOSPEL MUSIC. I LOVE EXPOSING THEM TO IT.

GOD'S BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
UTAH GOSPEL GRAMMY CHARLENE

glyndene deaton

Praying you are feeling much better by now and will soon feel like coming to Ar.
I saw your Mom @ Kroger's this week and she looked good, maybe a little tired but we had a good visit. She is such a friendly lady. I really enjoy talking to her.
Take care of yourself and God Bless you.
Love ya lots.
Glyndene & Bobby

C turnbull

Happy Mother's Day

Becky

Happy Belated Mother's Day. Hope you got to spend yours with your little Isaiah and were able to connect with your mom and kids too.
Becky In Wisconsin

carmen

Take care of u!

Barb

Debbie
I just got home after spending 2 weeks as caregiver for my Mom who has alzheimers. So many tears shed on the way home as I drove. So hard seeing her have to live like this. She is the most wonderful Christian Mom, I am so Blessed.

Laura

Debbie,

Thank you for your post even though you are sick! Your words were beautiful and helped all of us who are caregivers to take a deep breath and hold on to the One who is in control.

You are such a blessing to all of us and always have something special to remind us of Whose we are and to keep on keeping on!

I hope by now you are feeling much better and that things are going well!

Blessings and prayers,

Laura

connie nicholl

I needed to hear the words you wrote about being the caregiver. With my mom's diagnoisis of Alzheimer's it's been hard to see you slip into this fog. she's scared as she knows something is wrong and feels the fog. Feeling scared myself till I read your words. Thank you. bless you.

connie nicholl

ha read my post *you should have been her but lol I am sure sometimes you may feel like your in a fog when times are rough. blessings

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