Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2017The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s (in my area) is scheduled (Sep. 23, in Longview, TX). I’m almost done with my 5th and final book of poems from this blog. I am sad this Mom mission is almost over. I’ve traveled many heart miles finishing. I thank you the readers of Alzheimer’s Trail who have shared my heart. I started this blog in 2012, looking for an out for my stressing heart, writing these poems was cathartic for me. I miss my Mother every day. I’m so blessed to have had a way to cope through the Alzheimer’s storm, many don’t. Again thank you all. See you in the stars!
It’s been difficult putting my 4th book out, my heart grieves, although my joy is knowing Mom doesn’t suffer anymore from Alzheimer’s.
Looking for home … persevere
Hard finding it … anywhere
Baffling … if you’re looking
Everywhere … but elsewhere
In mind’s eye … it’s when
Someone loves you … dearly
Some miss the boat … clearly
Stumbling thru life … wearily
Home is where one roams free
A place … no eyes can see
Special feelings from the heart
Where forever memories start.
Copyright/Sheila Grimes/August 26, 2016
I’m that child who hears you call … gazing to the sky
I’m that child who hears you whisper … standing teary eyed
I’m that child who yearns to press my cheek against your breast
I’m that child who chokes within … knowing … I was blessed!
A year ago August 23, 2015 I was driving home from Colorado (having visited my daughter and family), received a telephone call from my husband that Momma had fallen at the facility where she was living. He said “get here soon”, “she’s hurt bad”. The beginning of the end of her life here on earth, she passed ten days later. It’s been a difficult year. I’m doing good most days, but I’ll always miss her. Sheila Kathleen Cranmer was a loving, compassionate person. I know she loved me and my siblings. What can be said of a woman who sacrificed so much to keep us safe over the years growing up. I thank The Lord for a loving Mother.
I’m working on book no. 4 and 5, hopefully both to be out on Amazon.com by years end. Then, my mission will be complete. I started on a mission to “find Momma” in 2010, it ends in 2016 with my blog published in books. Thanks to all for reading Alzheimer’s Trail and for being out there for me. . Another walk to end Alzheimer’s is coming to Texarkana, TX, October lst:
I will be there for sure. I’ve been involved in the walks since 2012. I share to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease. I walk to raise money for research.
My heart’s full, yet grieving today
Another friend … passed away
A short friendship … it’s true
None the less, friends true blue
Amidst life … to and fro
Some smile… kindness bestowed
Like the winds … top hills of snow
Replenishes … fields … below
So I say … with loving heart
Turn frowns … upside down
Always give your smile away
You never know …come what may
God sends Angels/ friends our way.
Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 2, 2016
Happier than you’ve ever been
Heavenly days, with Jesus your friend
Many people, you led His way
It’s all in your … resume’
Many hearts, happiness abounds
Because you shone His light around
Earth is a sweeter place … by far
Because you were … a guiding star!
Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 1, 2016
Heart’s heavy … today
Heartbroken … miles away
Senseless killings … you see
Prayers to God … undoubtedly
Spread the word… steady go
No matter who what where
Don’t be cruel to another
Need kindness … everywhere
Be friendly … no matter what
Stop awful … nightmare
Needed … honor … veracity
Oust … barbaric … rivalry.
Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 17, 2016
Time marches anew
Bright horizons display
Withering thoughts askew
Muddled moments … play
Thoughts ramble through
Time … shifts away.
Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 12, 2016
I’ll miss Momma always, but it’s easier knowing she’s in heaven. Bereavement is ongoing. Bear with me as I meander a bit, won’t you?
I don’t understand, whispered, eyes wide
The life I’ve known, where has it gone
Why restrained, what did I do wrong
I heard those words, many times
Over and over, lyrics rewind
In my head, while I slept, or not
Your frustrations, were then my lot
Now your kindness I choose to remember
Smiles ‘n compassion I’ll cherish forever
As a child, you gave me strength
To run ‘n feel free, have friends ‘n play
To dream of a future, a bright sunny day
Now you’re gone to heaven, load lifted
No more Alzheimer’s fog … for you
Smiles in my heart, memories held dear
Thank you Jesus … for my Mother
A friendship … I miss … like no other.
Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 3, 2016