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No matter what/caring is sharing

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


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

Flip the frown

Give a smile to someone who
Is sad, before the day is through
Give a hi-5, hug,  or grin
Be … the … heroine
Make a better day
When opportunity
Comes your way
Lend a helping hand
Show interest
Don’t reprimand
So simple, going the mile
Your heart changes
When … you smile.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 25, 2016


Remember/caring is sharing

Feeling a bit gloomy today! My oldest sister (Dad’s first kids) passed away a few weeks ago.  Georgia had Alzheimer’s. A massive stroke claimed her life.   She had loving kids and grandkids for which I am thankful .   I dedicated my 3rd book to her and Patricia.    Alzheimer’s  Trail … whispers  in time, found on Amazon.com.    Life is precious, enjoy while you have it!

May 4, 2016/sg

Hello cyber friends/caring is sharing

Finished my #2 book from Alzheimer’s Trail.  Entitled:  Alzheimer’s Trail … birds eye view.  It’s been hard focusing, but persistence won.  Hoping to have it ready to order within the week (self published/createspace.com/ order from http://amazon.com/ ).  Also in kindle (eBooks).  I miss writing, I’m hooked sharing my thoughts with you.  Publishing these poems is helping to heal.  The journey  with Mother was challenging and tiring.  It’s taking me time to recover, I was so focused, driven, caring for her and letting my stress out in writing the poems.   I had to get kick started!  Even took an 8 week computer course to help, it’d been 2 years since the first book was published and I forgot so much of the process.  If I were a rich woman (as Mother would say), I’d definitely hire help, but since I’m not, I’ll muddle through!   I was so blessed being able to care for my Mom.  I miss her awful, but I know she’s not suffering anymore.  So, I’ll finish putting my poems/prose in books, #3 almost done and #4 (a work in progress).  That will put me with a year and a half left to put into a final book (or two).

As always, I owe you my heartfelt thanks for reading ME!

Caring is sharing/sg

Last words 2015

No doubt about it, my Mom was a precious soul. My friend and prayer partner from my teenage years when we both accepted Christ to forever.  She gave me the strength to go out in life and do what my heart yearned for.  Sad for me, she passed away Sep. 2, 2015.  I miss her every day.  I know she is happy in heaven.  I know Alzheimer’s is no longer her nemesis.  I know she is surrounded by the love of Jesus and that makes my grief bearable.  Thank you Jesus for giving us the years with our Mother.  Even during her Alzheimer’s storm (as I call it), she called on the name of Jesus and said prayers and thanked him for what she had.  Even when she could no longer read The Word, she’d open her Bible and recited verses and paragraphs she’d memorized.  She was my hero, she lived what was in her heart.  That is her legacy to me.

Alzheimer’s years … Mom struggled
I saw … her precious … side
Her strength … in Jesus … bonafide
My challenge … grief … fears … allay
Grow closer to Him … every day.

Caring is sharing/sg/December 31, 2015

It’s the holidays, when you see someone with these symptoms, give then a hug : JESUS WOULD!

D ealing

E motions

P ining

R eflection

E ternal

S adness

S olitude

E scape

D istant

I’m thankful my Mom knew the Lord, I get by my grief, knowing she is in heaven and no longer suffers from Alzheimer’s. Thanksgiving is past, now the Christmas season is upon us. Please hug and smile at others, give them God’s Love. It’s not what will I get for Christmas (the birth of Jesus), but what will I give Him, what gift can I give to honor His birth.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 29, 2015

My First Ever Blog Award!

My First Ever Blog Award!. I am so honored to receive this award from Sherrimatt, a super blogger.  I’ve been blogging for 6 months and still it’s all overwhelming for me.  I will definitely figure out how this all works and pass on the joy you gave to me with your nomination.

 Reblogged from A View From My Summerhouse:

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  1. How long did you think about starting a blog before you actually did it? Just a few weeks. I needed to vent!
  2. If you won the lottery what would be the first thing you would do? Probably pass out! Take my family on a trip.
  3. Who do you most admire?   my husband, he’s been so good with my Mom
  4. If you could have any car what would it be?  a Volkswagen bug.
  5. What is your favourite flower?   morning-glory.
  6. What is your favourite all-time movie?  The A-Team.
  7. What was your worst subject in school?  History.
  8. Of all the books you’ve read, which has had the most impact?  The Holy Bible.
  9. Have you ever seen a ghost?  No.
  10. What is your favourite desert?  Right now, homemade ice cream.
  11. If a movie was made about your life which actor would play you?  Sandra Bullock.

 Eleven random facts about myself

 l. I enjoy walking around the track at the high school, and the state park.
2. I keep my feet moving because I have restless legs syndrome.
3. I love the sunshine, and I thank The Lord daily.
4. My childhood dog’s name was Ginger.
5. My best days are when the grandsons come to visit.
6. My Mom’s my prayer partner …now she has Alzheimer’s
7. I got to do something I enjoyed in life and make money too …Nursing
8. I like colors, especially purple.
9. I like to have my nails manicured.
10. I’m a late bloomer to writing, but I’m here, I love it!
ll. I love to hear gospel music about the Lord.

I’m  honored  to accept this award from Sherri, a terrific blogger.   The rules are I must give 11 random facts about myself and answer 11 questions from the one who nominated me.  So here it is.  I’ll be reading blogs over the next few weeks and put my nominations in. I’m very new to blogging and all the avenues it presents,  please  bear   with me.    I’m  blessed to be a part of this.  Thank you all for being out there.

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