January 31, 2014

The Love Of A Lifetime

My Dad and Mom today
The day we began Hospice Care for him
He was surrounded by the love of his life...my beautiful Mother
And the testament of that love...his five daughters
On this day, Dementia did not win
Dad was there with us
He smiled and laughed and joked
He knew we were there
He knew he was loved
He held our hands and
He knew
We don't know when God will call him home
But I will remember this day forever
I will be thankful for this day forever
The day we filled that room with love
The love of a lifetime
And he knew.


  1. What a sweet, loving post. God bless.

  2. Billie Jo, how wonderful that you can see the beauty in a day like today. I'm glad that love was your take-away and that the feeling was so strong. I imagine it was one of those times where you can see and feel the purpose of this life with the anticipation of reaching the next. God bless your family.

  3. {Billie Jo} --what a beautiful post. Sending love and hugs. Blessings

  4. May God bless each of you. I have a deep love and respect for the Hospice folks who assisted me with mother.

  5. A lovely heartfelt post. God bless your father, mother and your entire family.

  6. My sweet Billie Jo, such a precious, heart-warming post. Praying for you, friend!

  7. You are so amazing, Billie Jo, seeing the moment with beautiful eyes and well written words. Sending much love and many prayers your way. I'd give you a great big hug too if I could.

  8. This is a beautiful post, Billie Jo. Sending prayers & a hug...

  9. Thinking of you! Sending love and prayers from the Heartland.

  10. Thinking about you, dear friend. I am so glad you had a good day with him!

  11. Have you read My Sisters the Saints? I think you would love it, especially going through all this with your Dad right now.

  12. Oh, that was beautiful, thank you for sharing your father with us, because we also get to share in that beautiful love.

  13. Billie Jo, my heart goes out to you and your family. My prayers too. I rejoice with you over this perfect day.

  14. Hi Bille Jo! What a touching photo...and a bittersweet day. Of course you want your Dad to be well taken care of, but I'm sure there's some sadness too.
    You are very brave to share this with all of us. I really appreciate your honesty. And what a gift that your Dad was so clear and appreciate his surroundings, and all of you. God is so good.

    You are in my prayers my friend,

  15. Billie Jo, sending love and prayers your way! ♥

  16. Beautiful post BJ!! You are an amazing sister and I am so blessed to have you and your family!


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Billie Jo