Friday, December 13, 2013

Jim and Eileen


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Jim always called her his “goddess”.  In the early years of their marriage when both were sparkling with the joy of love, Jim had a talent for making her laugh.

Whether it was running along the beach or watching a movie, Jim and his goddess Eileen enjoyed each minute of their lives together.  The years had flown by with surprising speed.

She smiled at the memories of Christmases past, of their children growing, and happy times as she walked by the nurses’ station.  The medical staff always appreciated the elderly pudgy and wrinkled woman who came unfailingly to see her husband in the Alzheimer Unit.


When Eileen entered his room, Jim’s face lit up and for a few minutes his eyes smiled at her.  “Ah, my goddess, my beautiful love…”

These underlined words are from Delores  at Under the Porch Light.  Each week she sets up 6 words and a sentence prompt to be used as the writer wishes.  Please go to her site by clicking on the peaceful stream in the right sidebar.  You will discover some other takes on these words!  Go there, go quickly!

32 comments:

  1. A beautiful story of love and hope Susan....and thank you for the button on your sidebar. What a lovely picture.

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    1. This is a stream near my hometown. Thought it would be perfect for your "go-to" button.

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  2. What a really fun idea. I liked your story. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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    1. I hope you visit Delores' site and check out her new words on Wednesday!

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  3. You are so good at this, one may be a bit intimidated. But someday I will try this.

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    1. Inger! You must try this--my mind is just a little different, and takes side-roads a lot. Set your words in the world you love.

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  4. That is sad, but at least he still remembered her.

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    1. Alzheimers is such a horribly devastating disease. I hope and pray that medicines can effectively defeat it.

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  5. Such a hopeful story, with a proud past, though a fading future.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. It is a story repeated too often. But, Jim and Eileen had happy years together.

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  6. Awaking his mind even for a minute or two

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    1. Have you ever read The Note Book? Good movie, about this type of story.

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  7. This is gorgeous. And a wonderful testament to the power of love. Thank you.

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  8. Some things are harder to forget than others. :)

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  9. Nice job. It's sad, but many are going through similar situations.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote

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  10. One situation I hope to never go through

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  11. This is such a bittersweet story Susan. Not only did you bring the words to life, but you made us appreciate how precious our time is with loved ones.

    Julie

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    1. One day we were on our honeymoon and then suddenly we celebrated our 40th anniversary. time is so fleeting in every which way.

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  12. This is very sweet, such an enduring love.

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    1. Every now and then, I read in the obits about a couple in a nursing care facility who die withing days of each other. It somehow makes me feel better.

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  13. Very thoughtful, Susan. Through the smiling eyes of Jim, his goddess brought him those magical moments of clarity.

    Beautifully written, dear lady.

    Gary

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  14. You say it all in a few words. Sadly, when a sufferer is in a home the recognition doesn’t last for many more months.

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    1. so very true. at least they can have those last months.

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  15. I did as you said and jumped over to Delores' blog, then forgot where I originally was.....dang, I need to take some of that memory booster stuff :)

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!