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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It’s always tough when you try to piece your life back together after a tragic incident; whether it’s losing a loved one, losing your home, financial burdens, sickness, or spiritual death.  Starting all over again takes a tremendous amount of strength, focus, obedience, trust, and in my situations, faith and constant conversations with God.

Often times, you go through life trying to be accepted by friends, family members, parents, and your spouse – hope is often lost in pleasing people.  No matter how much you try, you can’t please everyone.  I would often get the guilty stare down when I say the word, “no”.

I have also noticed, the closer I get to God, the more people will bring up the past.  I refuse to be defined by my past – the moment I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Personal Savior, the old me was put away and the new me was born.  The past does not define my future.

Each and every morning, I thank God for keeping my heart beating throughout the night and filling my lungs with oxygen.  The alarm clock didn’t wake me up, He did.

This concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth

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