November 16, 2018
Sybrand and I recently took a road trip to visit our parents. We stay about 12 hours drive from Sybrand's folks and about 12 hours drive from my folks. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing them all again. It is true that family members can stay in contact via email, social media but if possible, having a cup of coffee together, having a meal together and sharing good old memories are simply the best way to stay in contact. Ask us, we experienced it.
We must been having a good time when most of our sentences started with "... and do you also remember ..." Good old memory lane. We experienced first hand the wonderful benefits of visiting our parents. We were able to find practical things we could do for them and yes, that they could do for us. We enjoyed making a meal and catching up on all the news. And too soon the time to leave arrived.
I recently read an article that outlined benefits for visiting senior loved ones. (the link is at the bottom of the post) This article lists 6 important benefits:
1. Visits give you a chance to evaluate their health, safety and well-being.2. Visits can help you prevent elder abuse.3. Visits with family can help bring back positive memories.4. Visits help the elderly stay emotionally engaged.5. Visits remind your family that you love them.6. Visits help us create new experiences and memories for the future.
My wish for you: may each and everyone of you have the opportunity to visit or receive a visit from your loved ones.
Have a wonderful day and looking forward chatting to you soon again.Your friendAnnemarie
November 16, 2018
I just had a wonderful visit from my Brother in Ga, I haven’t seen him in 2 yrs. My Sister and Brother and i had a creat visit. We are all in the seventies, me being the oldest, pushing 80. AND, we had that exact conversation you described. Here I thought we had the corner on that kind of stuff. anyway, U reminded me of it, Thank you.. Here’s hoping You have a great Holiday season.
So glad you got to visit with your parents to just returned from a 2 month visit back home for the birth of me Great Great granddaughter .It was a road trip from FL to Ohio ,my daughter flew in from Arizona to drive up with me and my Ohio son drove me back to FL.Guess they were worried about a 75 year young mom an pup driving .We had a great time doing it together Great road trip.God Bless you and yours.
My wish for you is a wonderful holiday filled with blessings! I understand the importance of visiting especially with a 96 & 97 year olds that live on their own. This year it’s been tough one considering the pressure that it has put on us but at least were able to spend time with them!
December 14, 2018
Looking at the many advantages of traveling First Class vs Economy Class, this story warms the heart even more. Imagine the joy of a mother with a very sick baby, supposed to travel economy class, getting the opportunity to travel First Class because a kindhearted stranger thought she deserved that seat more than he does.
Kelsey Rae Zwick was flying from Orlando to Philadelphia with baby Lucy so she could be treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In a Facebook post Kelsey said she had boarded the American Airlines flight with Lucy, and they were making themselves comfortable when they were approached by a flight attendant.
December 04, 2018
I have wonderful memories of the family making jam when the peach season was at its height. We had many Yellow Cling Peach trees in our garden and they would yield buckets full of delicious peaches. And this is where my trip down memory lane begins.
On a specific day the family would pick these bucket fulls of peaches and take them to the veranda. There we sorted the peaches for jam or to be laid into Mason jars. The peaches for jam had to be peeled and sliced. Then it was off to the pots to boil for hours.
November 29, 2018
We all face hard times at one stage or another in our lives. And it is very difficult to be positive when you are negative. So why not create a "Gratitude Journal" to help you change negativity into a positive attitude when you need it most? A gratitude journal is a diary of things for which one is grateful. Gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives.