No More Tears

October 21, 2015

The light sparkles in her eyes as I peek my head in the door.
“Who goes there?” Mom asks.
“A ghost.” I jokingly reply.
“I hope it’s a friendly ghost.” Laughs, hugs, and kisses are how mom and I  greet each other in the mornings.

A caregivers job is not easy, there are good days and bad days, but through it all, I  count my blessings.  I am very thankful to have a mom.

My days are spent cooking, cleaning, bathing, and sometimes feeding her depending on her mobility functions (we squeeze in time for shopping). I wouldn’t change a thing. She took care of me for 18 years, now it’s my time to take care of her.

Everyone’s circumstance is different, but if you can find it in your heart to forgive, please do so now. We are placed on this earth temporarily. Do what you can for your loved ones while they are

alive to receive it.

This Concludes Mimi Jenkins Moment of Truth

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I remember waking up one morning and seeing my mom’s face beat to a bloody pulp. She had been out partying when her boyfriend snuck up on her and accused her of cheating. Before she could say anything, he threw her down on the floor, straddled her and beat her senseless. Two of my siblings were present at the time mom was attacked, I can’t remember which two. Word had circulated that a man was physically abusing an older woman. By the time my siblings came to her rescue, she was laying in a pool of blood. Her boyfriend fled the scene. This same man wrestled her to the ground once before and tried to bash her head in with a brick. Josh and I cried for him not to do it. Josh tried to stop him, he was only ten at the time – no match for a grown man.

Get Thee Behind Me will be part of I Am My Mother’s Daughter video – Abuse is abuse no matter how you look at it.

This concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth

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