Wednesday, August 17, 2011

when life gets you down...

on Monday my mom and I had to take my grandma to a "skilled nursing facility" to begin rehab for an awful yucky fall she had last week...

That's what they call them now..."skilled nursing facility"...

really it's a nursing home... and its not much fun at all.

To me, it is a place that is full to the brim of memories, wisdom, and legacies that are all to often left unheard and undiscovered.

The people who grace the halls of these places had long, full lives... some may have been musicians, maybe doctors, actors, or engineers...some may have been homemakers, seamstresses, and chefs...

most are undoubtedly are sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, and friends to many...

Just knowing that made me want to go room by room and hear all their stories, laugh with them, cry with them, and pray with them...

Since that is virtually impossible, I think I will just do the last item on that list while I lay in bed tonight.

That's not really what this post is about though...its about Grandma's room, and the makeover we gave it to make it her own.

The walls when we got there were bare and void of any sense of home-y-ness....and that simply did not fly with me...

So Mike and I went to the store and got a few calendars (dogs and flowers...her favorite things;) and some thumb-tacks, and I set to work plastering her walls with bright collages of color.

Calendars: $2.00 each
Thumbtacks: $1.98
Smile on Grandma's face: priceless

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday! 
If you have older people in your life...make sure they know how much you love them!!


  1. Beautiful, Adriane! I'm sure your Grandma just loves the makeover... and her wonderful granddaughter!

  2. Thank you for taking such good care of Grandma - you are amazing at making a place a home! And I love being able to see a peak into her world and yours :) I am glad you reminded me to pray for her AND all the other older people that are there.


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