Life is Short…Young Today…Then..

Hi Everyone, last year there was a particular month where the last few days had been rough. That day I had to take my mom to the hospital for some  tests. Don’t worry…she’s was fine, but at that age (76) they tend to worry about everything…afraid to be alone, afraid of dieing, afraid to die alone…It’s endless and no matter how you try to appease them, they worry, which then causes them to become ill. That day my mom had an anxiety attack which of course caused her to be rushed to the hospital. Once there, she started to recover, she sometimes doesn’t want to accept that you can’t worry about things that are out of your control, like ageing and the aches that come along with it.

Well her pains are gone because her neighbour started giving her Mango Leaf Tea everyday for 1 year and she now no longer has the aches and pains…go wonder.

Her mimdset hasn’t changed though, she still finds life sad as she can’t do what she used to and she gets bored. This always makes me wonder how will I be when I get that age. I hope I’m a lot more positive and not so sad. I try right now to keep active but my mother was extremely active when she was younger so what does that mean?.. Is it up the the individual and what type of mindset they have.

I once got this morbid push to sketch a funeral that was going on at my church. Some think its morbid I don’t. Funerals allow me to appreciate what I have, and who I have, as well as appreciate life. This funeral was particularly sad but i needed to sketch it. So I did. Life is what it is. Just enjoy every moment, the good parts and the bad and simply live!!!

This is the piece below. It didn’t come out the way I wanted it to as I restricted myself by using India ink which is unforgiving and permanent. But the message is obvious. DEATH HAPPENS!!! LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST. LOVE TO THE FULLEST.

SaddnesA family member on my husband’s side recently…as recent as this weekend died. He had Alzheimer’s. This is disturbing as I find a lot more people are suffering from this degenerative disease. Does it run in the family? Ti an extent yes because this gentleman had it so did his mother and his aunt. On my husband’s side his mother had it as well as her sister and they all eventually die because the mind no longer directs the body to do and function as it should so bodily functions go wonky. Again I’m sorry to be so morbid but death makes you pensive and you start to think about different things, like ailments and will you be that way or do you need to put things in place to handle all the …might be…I don’t want to put my kids through too much issues or difficulties because Alzheimers patients can be very difficult to handle. They revert back to being a child doing mischievous things or they can become violent.

I’m going to do some more research on this topic and I’ll come back to this post and add a Info sheet with some “What You Must Know Info” about it. Check you all later.

Published by Gail Francis

Hi, I'm a mother of four, one boy and three girls ranging in ages from 26yrs to 22yrs. I own my own business that I run with my husband and we have no pets. We've had a variety of pets from dogs, cats fish etc, but things go wrong when we have pets so we decided that we are not pet people. I'm a creative person and I love to learn and share what I learn. Watercolour painting is my great love. I dream of having my art appreciated and hung on the walls of homes, offices, churches, anywhere that people can view them and start up a conversation about them. So that's a little about me, come peruse more of my site and ENJOY!!!

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