During her stay in rehab it became painfully obvious that her dementia had gotten much worse. Even though I knew it would be best for her it was incredibly difficult to admit her there permanently.
Then began my laundry list of health difficulties that increased in number and intensity with the coming months. This left me lethargic and void of any creativity.
In December, with the help of a friend and some alternative health care I was on the mend.
Then in January we got a visit from my sister and her daughter with her newborn. The love and care that my niece showed her daughter inspired me. In the time it took me to smoke a cigarette I wrote the words that would be part of an art piece for my great niece.
Years ago an artist I knew created a wonderful piece for her friend's newborn. It had colorful rays shooting out from the center. It had the most beautiful text. I only remember
how it began, " Welcome to the world ( the child's name) and then just heartfelt loving sentiments. It took me until the end of May before it was finished. What an ecstatic feeling it was to finish it.
My health stuff is under control and I am energetic and bursting with ideas. And I also quit smoking.