The Dementia Connection

Creating Joy & Meaning for the Dementia Patient by Ronda Parsons

Let Evening Come

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Winter sunset in the countryside THE ANIMALS ARE ALL FED --- THE COWS ARE ALL MILKED......IT IS NOW TIME TO CURL UP WITH A MYSTERY NOVEL (ROVER & PUSS RIGHT THERE AT YOUR FEET)... AND ENJOY A WELL-DESERVED EVENING.....ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD.........ccp:

Today I want you to take the time to think back and reflect on how far you have traveled on your caregiving journey. And in doing so, I want you to remember to have faith in yourself and all your accomplishments. Let yourself exhale. Allow yourself to accept the reality of your loved one’s situation and understand that this acceptance is the only pathway to peace.


Let Evening Come

By Jane Kenyon

Let the light of late afternoon
shine through chinks in the barn, moving
up the bales as the sun moves down.
Let the cricket take up chafing
as a woman takes up her needles
and her yarn. Let evening come.
Let dew collect on the hoe abandoned
in long grass. Let the stars appear
and the moon disclose her silver horn.
Let the fox go back to its sandy den.
Let the wind die down. Let the shed
go black inside. Let evening come.
To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop
in the oats, to air in the lung
let evening come.
Let it come, as it will, and don’t
be afraid. God does not leave us
comfortless, so let evening come.
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Author: Ronda Parsons

My book 'Creating Joy & Meaning for the Dementia Patient' is being released in May, 1015.

One thought on “Let Evening Come

  1. Beautiful picture, beautiful post, a lovely poem with much much meaning. I have 3 siblings with dementia and a mother who died with dementia. I was a caregiver to my brother for 2 years and had to place him in a nursing home. Dementia is the saddest thing I have ever dealt with. God is always there for us, I pray constantly for strength from God and I know he answers prayer.

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