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My Mother, 80 years old, fell on January 4th and broke two bones in her wrist.  She has been with me since the night of her accident. The other day, I realized I was growing anxiety and wrote this acrostic as prayer and therapy.

God help us all find the upside to each season of our life within the circle of life - Amen

P arent becomes child becomes as parent – A pparent is elder one’s impairment. T rying feelings and thoughts run concurrent I n this cycle of human life changes. E motional weight can out right drain us. N avigating relationship strangeness, C oncentrating on being courageous, E ntails resolute faith to sustain us. ... CayCay Jennings January 14, 2017

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Date: 1/18/2017 2:59:00 AM
I'm really sorry to hear about your mother CayCay. My mother fell in her late 70s and broke her wrist too, so I have some idea of what you're going through. I hope this well-written acrostic is cathartic for you. My prayers are for you and your mother's quick healing. : ) 7
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Date: 1/15/2017 5:59:00 PM
Wonderfully creative pice, my friend - enjoyed it very much! Both my brother and I take care of my 90-year-old parents, (mostly him now that I'm on a private plane or in Dubai the majority of the time), and my mom has a bit of dementia, to the point that having even the simplest conversation with her is a real struggle, and patience is what it tries the most. I keep in mind how frightened she must be, though, and it keeps it in perspective ... my "issues" then seem a bit silly, and I adore her.
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Date: 1/15/2017 12:23:00 PM
Hugs for you CayCay. Wish I could do something from here, but I can't and it feels so helpless sometimes. Vent away I'd say, or it drives you nuts....
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Date: 1/14/2017 9:09:00 PM
Knowing your circumstances, this really hits home with me, dear. So sorry that it's so trying for you, but as Jan says here, YOU are someone with the patience of a saint ,and you will endure!! LUVYA!
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Date: 1/14/2017 12:49:00 PM
Oh CayCay you must have the patience of a saint - it is a very difficult time for you in so many ways with your mother - I know it's not easy being with someone who has dementia - stay strong my friend:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/14/2017 1:11:00 PM
Moma has 'unreasonable-tia' more so than 'dementia'. She does have short term memory issues, but what bothers me is her inability to be logical, calm and considerate of other people's journeys, if that makes sense. She always wants me, today she wanted to go home (without a working hand) so I 'adulted her' about her situation. Did no good. I took her home and Kyle is with her. I brought food that Kyle can cook. That's now, but don't broken bones take like 6 weeks? She has already called me 6 times in 2 hours about things I can do nothing about from here. I'm venting now I think - therapy, with Jan! Sorry, girl. Thanks for your sweet understanding, I know you get it and I love knowing you are 'there'. Hugs, Sweet 1 ... CayCay
Date: 1/14/2017 12:35:00 PM
Found your email ta. I see now why you have been quiet.I am sorry to hear about mom. Another trying time and I know exactly what you mean. Gotta treat her as a patient with lots and lots of patience.hugs Jannie
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Date: 1/14/2017 4:21:00 AM
Beautiful, CayCay /|\
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