The one time gift

By Rita Davidson

Many of us are always looking for miracles... we breeze through life completely missing them.

As many of you know my mother has dementia. We have been caring for her for the last few years after she moved in with us.

As her dementia progressed she slowly began not to feed herself. Almost like it was just easier if she waited for us to feed her. Haha So most days we all take turns feeding her. Both Mark and myself or even some of the boys. This is Liam back in the summer...my boy in training... 🙂

Liam feeding Gramma 💗

I won't go through all the emotions of watching your mother become your baby... at times it's beautiful and at other times it's heartbreaking... that's all I will say about THAT!

But yesterday she surprised us all. She suddenly began to FEED herself again!

The house was bustling as we were preparing for Father to come celebrate Holy Mass for us. But I was dancing and enjoying the surprise! LOOK LOOK I told everyone !

I dared not breathe... in fact I dared not get too close lest I surprised her back to her old - er - new dementia self...

So with baited breathe I snapped these pics and blasted them on my social media to share the miracle!

My heart was so full ❤️

You see we have been treating my mother with some natural remedies (I'll share another day) and whatever this was, everything clicked for just one day...

When I woke up the next morning I was hoping she would repeat herself.. but after waiting for her to pick up the spoon I realized it was not HAPPENING.

Now I could rant at God - why? I could blame the remedies for being no good. I could sit and pout all day how mean God was to take this away again.

So many of you pray for miracles but refuse to accept them when God sends them. Maybe God didn't expect my mother to return to normal eating? Maybe all He wanted to give us was a day of JOY - a One time gift...

How exciting is your three meals a day? Not likely even something you remember right? How many times have you complained about making meals when your tired AGAIN? You see anything that is routine soon becomes mundane... we get it done as soon as we can WITHOUT THINKING.

But take something as mundane as eating, and take away that skill and suddenly you have a busy morning of hollering, dancing, picture taking and celebrating a heart so full ❤️

Only God can create such small gifts for us.. whether these remedies will continue to help my mother eat or not I don't know. Perhaps it was the graces from Holy Mass that did it. But if it doesn't return... I'll be thankful for this One Time Gift all the same.

Thank you sweet Jesus! ❤️

May you find all the hidden miracles that God is sending you in your life... what One Time Gifts have you been missing?

With MUCH love,

Rita Xxo ❤️

(C) Copyright 2018 Rita Davidson & Little Flowers Family Press All Rights Reserved.

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