Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Header Challenge 23-02-11 "Just Now" + MIL post 2

Lanny's choice this week for our Header Challenge is "Just Now".

My Youtube music is my MIL fav,and shows her former spirit for a party and fun -  listen and enjoy.....

My "Just Now" is my MIL post 2.
Our World has been turned upside down just lately with MIL having a stroke in November
being in hospital then coming up to us in Lincolnshire - hoping to recover?
Having carers being put into place 4 times aday - and still not coping.
Hospital again back home - back into hospital.
More toing and froing
Having being told - what we expected - she has Vascular Dementia and needs 24 hour care.
At the moment she is in care down south - but we are going to move her to be near her family in Lincolnshire.

Thats why we have not been blogging so much and having to travel to and fro
Thats our "Just Now".
My Header says "Just Now"our world has been turned upside down
My Posts are of shots from Canvey - and portrays this illness of Dementia. (also my mother had this awful illness too).


1st post = That there is still Beauty in a stormy time.




My 2nd Post is Showing the mind trapped inside Beauty.




My 3rd Post is showing that there is Beauty altho dark clouds are gathering.




My 4th Post shows that there is still Beauty as the day turns to the evening --------.



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24 comments:

Denise said...

Lovely images, hard to pick a favorite.

Denise said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law's dementia. So sad for you all. I have two very dear friends who are in the throws of Alzheimer's. Both such terrible diseases.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: What a sad "Just Now" post but you handled it beautifully my friend. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

So sorry to hear about your MIL's disease. :(

As for your images...they are breathtaking!

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law's dementia. My mother is going through the same situation and we have finally gotten Dad and her settled where they can have 24 care. Our prayers are with all of you during this trying time.
All of your 'Just Now' photos are wonderful. I'm glad I didn't have to pick one to be the header.

ju-north said...

Hope things work out for you both soon. It can be very hard. Thinking of you both

Craver Vii said...

That leaf on a stormy day may be a common thing, but there is nothing common about the way your photography brings out the rich details.

My own family history suggests I might end up traveling the same road as your mother-in-law. I can't say that I look forward to it, but I am not afraid, either.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Quite a nice post iMac. I am sorry to learn about your MIL, My FIL had that and it was sad.

Gailsman said...

I agree that being ill can turn a person's life upside down. It will make life easier for you and DW when MIL moves in with you. Be a bit of a burden though. Just hope Social Services supports you all properly

imac said...

I meant to a care home in Lincolnshire my friend GM.

James said...

Very sad news! Your photos however are amazing as always. You really are talented.

Becca's Dirt said...

Gosh it is so hard when loved ones become ill. Prayers go out to you all during this tough time.

Great post.

Lanny said...

Oh what a thoughtful collection of photos. It is true, there is joy to drink from, beauty to behold, in every situation, we must just open up wide, increase our scope, notice the details and God will be there to fill it in like the ooziest putty.

Sometimes it is those upside down times that we get our best perspective. Have a good evening, bless you and your wife for the excellent care, love and burden bearing you shower on your mom. (in-law)

Laura~peach~ said...

big hugs...

Krista said...

Hi Stewart. I'm really sorry to hear the news about your MIL. You're in my thoughts and I hope that you're able to find some time for yourselves and each other and PEACE during all of the toing and froing.

Gorgeous photos and really important sentiments; thank you for the great reminders!

SandyCarlson said...

Beauty, beauty, beauty. Thanks for these. They are unique and gorgeous.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh I am so sorry, Stewart. YES--I'd say your lives have been turned upside down... I can feel your pain since George's mother has signs of dementia. It's so sad to see them this way... Poor Dad Adams... He wants his bride of almost 71 years BACK... It's not going to happen...

Love and Prayers to you and your family,
Betsy

Lew said...

A fitting post, well illustrated, for what you and your wife are going through now! Your MIL seems like quite a lady. I hope she gets the care she needs now.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear friends, please be positive.
We are praying and sending love to you all.
Your pictures are beautiful.
Please, say Julie, I'm thinking of her and her mommy.
Léia

Dave said...

I can understand that life seems upside down for you at the moment. Take care, look after yourself.

Linda Higgins said...

imac! just from reading other posts it is apparant that you are going through a difficult time right now. I am so sorry my friend. Always hearing about other's journeys in this life and others's trials, make mine so trivial! Be well, and I will keep you family in thought and prayer. PS: I loved the video, that would have been amazing to be at!

lynnwiles said...

In my mind you two were on a fabulous vacation. So sorry to hear that your MIL is ill. It's a tough road ahead dealing with dementia, losing someone bit by bit while they are still alive. My thoughts are with you and your wife.

ancient one said...

Sorry about your MIL. My mom had a stroke last year and spent from January til March with me. She regained everything and went back home to live. She's still doing okay. Doesn't remember much about the time staying with me, but is doing well with my sisters checking on her every day. I pray that your MIL will improve. ((hugs))

Sunny said...

Oh I'm so sorry about your MIL. Any kind of chronic illness is so hard on families. I lost my MIL a few years ago and I miss her terribly.
You and your wife are in my thoughts and prayers.
☼ Sunny