Body of All Possible Knowledge pt 1

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.

idon'tknow chart

Here is a list of 6 things I know I knew about my mother’s condition:

  1. I loved my mom and would do whatever I could to help her.
  2. 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.
  3. I believed in the 5th commandment and honoring my parents.
  4. 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.
  5. Heavenly Father would bless me and through prayer guide me in my protection and care for them as He would have me do.
  6. 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.

Next: A list of 6 things I realize I didn’t know

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