Monday, November 12, 2012

My First Poem

I set this blog up to share my Paper Craft and Mixed Media projects, but I have written my first poem ever.
I have decided to share it here for there may be some others of you out there who are in the same situation that I'm in. We have now become care givers to our parents.
My Mom has been doing really good since she came home from the nursing home last July so I thought I could apply for a design team again and low and behold CS Designs accepted me. It was great while it lasted, but as usual when I think things are rolling along good up came a Doctor's appointment and my Mom has something wrong with her blood. Lots of trips to the Doc and lots of tests, which means lots more time given to care of my Mom.
So in a Doc's office these words came to me:
Care Givers Lament

Diapers, Wipes, and Blood Types
Doling out pills from morning til night
Dressing, undressing, changing the sheets
Cooking, cleaning, making ends meet
Grabbing a nap here and there
A Positive Attitude
Where Oh Where?

If I'm not commenting or making a lot of projects you'll know where I am.
It's taken me all weekend to make 2 inchies and one ATC which I will be posting later. 
If you are a stay at home care giver like me be sure to take some time for yourself even if it's in bits and pieces like mine. Taking care of an aging ill person is even harder than raising kids. 
My Mom deserves the best because that's what she always gave us and I happen to be fortunate to have a supportive husband who helps me to make her last years with us very comfortable. She'll be 88 the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Happy Creating and Happy Holidays To All-- 
Beverly G ♥ 

1 comment:

Bonnie Irvine said...

Beverly, your poem is so honest and one that so many of us can relate to. Your mom is a lucky lady to have you as a caregiver, just as you are lucky to have had her for a mom. Take care of yourself. You are in my thoughts.