And how you can help give back in the easiest way-
with just your comments and likes.
it was because I was searching a bit for me.
I knew that I loved being a stay at home mom and that spending each day raising those babies was the best thing in the world.
It just knew that my coveted role of Stay at Home Mom, volunteer in the classroom, go on every.field.trip helicopter mom type role
was changing as the kids grew.
And at the same time,
I found myself caring for a very special person who had always been one of my closest friends-
And I started to struggle a bit with who and what I would be when my kids grew up
and my grandmother was no longer here.
A place to come and chat about pretty things, interior design and the renovations of our cottage.
I would write about something simple- a favorite sofa, a way to arrange plates or a new thrift find
and this blog was a doorway to finding me just a bit.
And in that spot in blogland- I met you.
And other bloggers.
And found this amazing community that I didn’t realize that I was missing.
in this post Now I know where to find Me.
Grammy and I were incredibly close from the time I was born,
and when we moved to the area we live now
– it was to be close by so that my children would be able to know my grandparents
and my grandparents would be able to enjoy them
and we would be able to help out if we needed to.
Nothing drastic at first, but when a Fire Department in a town 30 miles away
called me one morning at 6 am to tell me that Grammy had driven into their fire station in the middle of the night and didn’t know where she was –
we knew that something wasn’t right and discovered that she had dementia.
But she was still Grammy.
Her personality and smile and laughter and funny things she would say were there.
And her hand felt the same in mine as I held it when we walked.
Though as much as she was the same, she was different.
She didn’t recognize people, or realize when her husband had passed earlier that year.
She didn’t remember that she had two children
or even know where she was most of the time.
But she was still my Grammy to me.
It has now been almost 6 years since she was here and I miss her everyday.
If you would like to read more about Grammy –
you can find it here-
It is a post I wrote after she passed just a few weeks
after introducing her to you-
but know that it is not a happy decorating post.
My grandmother lost the memories of love and marriage to my grandfather,
memories of raising their children and the moments that make up life that were special to them-
and so much more.
Maybe the only blessing with this disease is that when it progresses far enough, they don’t usually realize that they don’t remember and that seems to be easier for them- though admittedly that becomes harder on family members who remember them.
It is so simple.
keep the momentum going
and any love you feel inclined to give with a like, comment and/or share
throughout the week will be counted.
This is such an easy way to help raise money for good causes
with just a simple click.
And there will be more campaigns highlighted each week in July
that Balsam Hill is raising money for – so stay tuned.
And I know that this is a bit of an emotional post this morning
and many of you are caring for someone who has dementia
so I am sharing to help
spread the word about the good things that Balsam Hill
is doing to give back to the community
and make a difference.
Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July everyone
but this post is not sponsored *