Photo created by Paulette L Motzko, Copyright June 2017 PLM Studios.
Wednesday June 14th 2017 at
Here’s a note about the sparking American flag I used in the photo here….
It is one of my grandmother’s cherished pins she used to wear. She was my mother’s mother and singlehandedly raised her children on her own due to my grandfather James Hubert Hart dying of spinal meningitis when my mother was four years old.
Mom said the day that she finally realized that she was alive was the day she overheard someone talking about who is getting all the kids, and what houses they were all going to because Grandma couldn’t afford to take care of them all herself.
Grandma wasn’t afraid to take a man’s job in a time when it was was very unpopular for a woman to rivet airplanes -but she did.
There wasn’t anything that could stop my grandmother Ruby Hart.
She was proud to be an American citizen and so appreciative of everything that you ever did for her— just like my mother.
That’s why when she had Alzheimer’s disease-like my mother had, untiL she touched the face of God nearly a year ago I didn’t think anything of helping taking care of her.
I bought her big print Readers Digest books to encourage her to talk and keep her mindactive…and they did.
She read one of them every day … so I bought more for her andshesmiledasshereadeachstory.
I found them at local libraries and we would talk about the stories in each story, which would inspire her to tell me about herliferecalling memories of when she wasyounger.
I don’t have a digital image of Grandma-yet’ but I’ll create one for this story I didn’t know I was going to write, until writing the first sentence!
I know we have our trouble in America, but when you compare us to other countries- it’s pretty damn nice country anyway you look at it. We have precious freedoms another country can match.
I didn’t say God Bless America because I wanted everyone no matter who they were to be able to relate to the image and the meaning behind image.
I’m Christian so I’ll always say God Bless America, but as an empowered lady I would love to see all of us all over the world worry less about religion & culture and focus more about just treating each other kindly and know everyone has a right to believe what they feel strongly about.
As long as they are not hurting you or anyone then let him believe it if they find solace and peace through it.
Uniting as living, breathing people who have the power to good-is my dream for not only America but for the world.
If I wrote my entire name, complete with my middle name, confirmation name, maiden name and then married name it would look something like this….
Paulette Ann Therese Le Pore Motzko.
I was confirmed in 2001 after reading prayers of my Nanny’s and seeing a St. Therese chaplet advertised in the church bulletin.
I sent for it and began saying the 24 Glory Be To The Father prayers, (one for each of the 24 years she lived), asking her to carry my intention’s to the Throne of God like a bouquet of sweet roses. Roses started appearing in places where no roses grew and always when I asked for something, or the prayer would be answered.
That’s when I wanted to become confirmed, adding Therese to my name as a testimony to her influence in my life, which was very late for any Catholic. I never cared about what any one else did, but always stayed true to myself and genuine of heart. My Mother was my Sponsor with the Bishop. Those photos are stellar to look back on today.
Even if you’re not Catholic but Christian, Muslim, Jewish or any other faith; there is great merit to be gleaned in St. Therese’s wisdom-filled words.
Mom (Ramona’s Lea Le Pore) and I (Paulette Le Pore Motzko) back in 2001.
I remember this day like yesterday. These photos are stellar because they are my “visual hugs” that get me by. Mom touched the Face of God last June 2016, after battling Alzheimer’s diseas many years.
Written, compiled and photos by Paulette L. Motzko.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko created Ramona’s Alzheimer’s Disease Daily when she was her caregiver.
There are 71 contributors today in today’s issue of Ramona’s Alzheimer’s Disease Daily.
Image created by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios, Las Vegas Nevada.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright January 2017.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko is the Editor and Creator of
Ramona’s Alzheimer’s Disease Daily.
Ramona Lea Le Pore was born in Kansas on June 19th 1931 and touched the face of God on June 5th 2016. She had Advanced Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and I- Paulette Motzko was her caregiver for many years. She will always be my inspiration.