Wrinkles and Baggy Eyes

big+fireYesterday, slowly the day progressed from good to bad. By the time it came to rest, Al‘s tremors and internal furnace got worse. I sat in his room from 3:30 to 6am, covered in two blankets. A ceiling fan and box floor fan both on high and Al is yelling out ” I’m on fire! I’m on fire.”

The amount of medications I was giving him would let him just start to sleep and then we was wide awake again. From what I have learned there is no fix for his internal furnace and tremors.

I probably looked silly sitting there in my house coat, slippers and two blankets. The register is closed in Al’s room in order to keep it cool also.

This morning the Hospice nurse said it was his heart last night, throwing a fit from the tremors, causing something like women’s hot flashes.

He is a bit better today but not much. I am so darn tired. I just look outside as the world passes me by and tell the leaves I am so sorry to be ignoring them. Hopefully I can get my son to come down and at least mow them if nothing else.

Tomorrow I get out for four hours. A trip to the pharmacy for Al and to the grocery store. I sure hope this new gal relaxes and I can eventually get out of here or there will be no Thanksgiving Dinner or any Christmas gifts.

I learned last night my daughter won’t be here for Thanksgiving and maybe not for Christmas. Of course I am so disappointed, one because I love and miss her so much and two, she is the biggest help. She just picks up and kicks in and none of the other family members do this.

I think I will be glad when the holidays pass in some ways.

Daily Prompt:IMHO/The Daily Post

Elks Plan Community Thanksgiving Dinner At Center Lake Pavilion

English: Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine,...

English: Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine, USA 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Link to an item in the news you’ve been thinking about lately, and write the op-ed you’d like to see published on the topic.

Every year at the holidays groups, volunteers gather together and help the less fortunate. The Elks is no different. They help in so many ways the whole year, but at this time, they are providing a meal for those who have no one to share the holiday with, or maybe the ones attending can not afford to purchase any food this year at Thanksgiving.

It warms my heart to see these organizations reach out to the less fortunate or to the lonely, but why is it usually only at Thanksgiving and Christmas? One reason could be that all through the  year, people scrape by, and at the holiday, this is a family celebrating with family members. We all want no one to go without.

We are so blessed in our country. We have so much that is laid at our feet, waiting for us to pick it up. There are many complaints about what we do not have, but when you sit and think about it in your own personal life, is there much that you need, not want, but need that you do not have?

The answer to this is yes, there are more and more people each year that do not have the food, the winter coat, boots, hats, gloves. How many times have you seen a school aged child walking to school in attire that is not appropriate for the winter months.

It makes my eyes water, that there are children that were not as blessed as maybe my own.

I would like to see a main page article next year at Thanksgiving stating that only one or two organizations were helping others, because this year, neighbors were helping neighbors, and the needs were fulfilled.

The gift of love is free. You can not purchase it anywhere, no matter how wealthy you are. Open your hearts, help the elderly that can not get out this year, make one extra plate and take it over to them.

What a difference one person can make in this world, if we share our own blessings, and pay it forward. So the article headline would read as this:

Too much food and donations left over for this years holiday meals. All neighbors decided to get together and help each other out. No one is going without this year. May God bless each of you for your generosity.