6 Things I know I knew
My sister is building a house and in the course of making some decisions about options available in the build she said, “I don’t know what I don’t know,” which got me thinking about a pie chart I’d seen before and how it related to my caring for my mom with dementia.
Here is a list of 6 things I know I knew about my mother’s condition:
- I loved my mom and would do whatever I could to help her.
- Assisted Living wasn’t the answer. She’d broken her wrist, her shoulder and her back in the year she and Dad lived in the assisted living facility.
- I believed in the 5th commandment and honoring my parents.
- I was driving down the I-5 from up north heading back to southern California with my daughter and 1 1/2 yr old grandson when the Lord impressed upon me that I needed my folks to move in with me so I could take care of them full-time, particularly my mom.
- Heavenly Father would bless me and through prayer guide me in my protection and care for them as He would have me do.
- Ultimately the length of time in this specific “opportunity” was up to God.
And so I put into motion the wheels for one heck of a ride–hands in the air yet folded in prayer.
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