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Her Journey Completed

She was a strong German woman. She actually survived lots of events in her life, but the one that affected her children’s lives happened when they were 10, 11, and I was 12.

Imagine for a moment being born to parents in 1946. As you begin to grow up in the late forties and fifties, spending most of your school years in an all-girl catholic school, then you graduate high school, come back home, meet your soulmate and get married within two weeks of meeting.

Becoming a parent, yourself in the late 1960s not knowing that in just a few short years, your children will grow up knowing two different women existed Inside you.

Donna Alford recounts the event in her mother’s life that caused her children to know two versions of the same woman. It all began in 1979, She was 33 and had a 10-hour brain aneurysm surgery with a 50/50 chance of survival and lived 39 years after the surgery. She also recounts the lessons in faith and prayer her mother taught her along with teaching her children to be survivors.

At age 72 she could still do a 500-piece jigsaw in 2 weeks and read & discuss everything I brought to her, she passed away last Thanksgiving 2018 from pneumonia.”

Her journey on earth may have closed, but she has left a legacy of strong children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who are stronger people due to her examples.

Donna’s Culinary Cookbook

Her father was a creative person, especially in the kitchen. He would sneak into the kitchen late evenings, turn on the oven and out popped a sweet treat for his family.

At the age of nine her father had her at the antique stove teaching her to make pancakes for her siblings. By age twelve she could prepare basic meals for the family, not only because she had a passion for cooking and baking but because life events meant she must take on an adult role in the home.

Her Culinary skills have surpassed what her father taught her but he was always the inspiration for the passion of cooking and baking.

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My Short Stories

Caregiver, Stress & Coronavirus

Caregiver: The role of Caregivers takes on every precaution available before viruses and such enter their environments. As I sit at my desk this evening with the fragrance of chicken soup in the air, I begin to think about caregivers around the world. Caregivers are usually people who have experienced Role-Reversal. I have taken on […]

Hilarious Sentimental Situations

Being a young couple you laugh years later at the adventures!

The Man in the Chair

I assured him he deserved such a luxury. Purchased it, assembled it and had it waiting for his return.

Mother and Daughter: 2 Types of Woman

Mother and Daughter:
Two types of woman

3 Widows In My Lifetime

Through out my life I have known several widows. Some related and some not related.

The Country Boy Gardened Everywhere!

Mid-January has arrived. My mind is already making plans for my container garden

Visiting An Old Friend In January!

The year was 1994 it was six o’clock in the morning. We were sitting in the waiting room waiting for surgery, while my children were at home asleep.

An Angel In Heaven I Knew For A Short Time

You see there is a angel in heaven that I only got to spend 10 months with on this earth.

Mom’s Personality Touched Many

The woman that Completed Her Journey last year was not even supposed to see her daughter become a mother or a grandmother but her strong will and her faith in her God changed those circumstances. Things were not always a dream come true for this woman but she made the best out of everyday. She […]

Friday’s Music and Why It topped My Charts In 2018

Finish The Job: As my readers know Mom passed away during the holiday season, Her Journey Is Complete My parents taught us many things while growing up. One thing they taught us is to finish the job. The day after Mom passed away and the day before laying her to rest next to my father…I […]

Her Journey Is Complete

Her journey began on a Tuesday morning in September. Born in Washington DC.  A baby girl then journies through 72 years of life. Along this path she graduates high school, Meets her soulmate, Gave birth to 3 children. Survived a brain anerysum in 1979 at age 33. Her children were ages 10, 11, and I […]

I Wish Everyone Knew About Caregivers & Illness

This blogger is also a full-time caregiver to a spouse who lives with COPD. He is in the last Stage which is stage 4. He still eats well and does a few essential things on his own but other than those essential things this caregiver is on duty 24/7.

Caregiver’s fear on a rainy night

Lights begin to flicker which puts you in preparation mode….gather flashlights and battery powered lanterns. Make sure coffee maker is ready because he doesn’t like gas station coffee. Be sure oxygen bottle by the bed is ready for breathing treatments and Monster tank is hooked up and ready to connect to the patient. All of that is usually the way this caregiver handles a rainy night but……………

Bridges of Life

A bridge forms a connection between two things. Age can be represented as bridges in our lifetime.  Certain ages connect who we are to whom we will become.           In a lifetime if you are giving the blessing of living past your sixties.  ( I lost my father when he was […]

Lessons of Life

” Cowgirls Don’t Cry, Lessons in Life gonna show you in time.”