Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 5 - Memories

The past two days have been spent in “looking back” through the years when we were discovering a medical issue with my husband – dementia.  Looking ahead more information about his illness will be shared along with more of our journey!

But for today, I wanted to take a break and share a poem I wrote titled “Memories” – and what are memories if not for looking back to remember and share them!  I do a lot of sharing memories through my creative outlet – scrapbooking!!  Why I am not sharing 31 Days of Scrapbooking is beyond me; but I know that sharing my journey with Dementia’s Demands is needed – for me if not for others out there as well!!  Thanks for journeying with me!

 by Barbara London

Looking back –
See the faces –
The memories you hold;
Hear the voices –
The times you shared.

Looking back –
How young you were!
How beautiful and lively;
Your hair was dark;
Your eyes – they sparkled,
With the love within your heart.

Looking back –
See the faces;
Hear the voices;
Remember the good times –
And the bad.

These memories you cherish –
You hold within your heart –

And forever.


  1. Hi, Barbara :). I'm so sorry you're going through this journey. Being a caregiver isn't easy--especially when you're struggling with memories of yesterday and a future that seems so different from what you ever imagined. May God be with you and strengthen you on your journey. (I found you on the 31 dayer FB page :) ).

    1. Thank you for checking out my blog! I appreciate your comment and encouragement. This is a first for me - sharing so openly on a public space. I hope you will continue to check out my posts and continue on this journey with me (and my husband)!

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I am trying to check out as many others blogs as I can - leave your address and I'll check yours out! Peace to you as well!

  4. Hi Barbara,
    Thank you for sharing your heart with such honesty. Your poem is beautiful!

    1. Thank you for your comment! I rarely share my poetry publicly; but felt this an opportunity to do so within my 31 isn't easy opening up so completely, but it has certainly helped me and hope it helps others as well!

  5. Lovely poem, Barbara. It is a gift to be able to see the good in the bad.

    Good luck in your journey,

    1. Thank you for your comment! I am following your blog as well...I have so many that I am trying to read throughout the day - not sure if I've read yours yet!

  6. Memories are sometimes bittersweet, but so wonderful to have them! Lovely poem.

    1. Thanks again, my friend! As I stated above to someone, I rarely share my poetry in a public way but felt it fit. I'll be sharing more!


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