Friday, August 4, 2017

Five Minute Friday - TRY

Five Minute Friday

It is time to link up with the Five Minute Friday community of writers for this week's post!

For more information on Five Minute Friday, check out the five minute friday community on Facebook.  And, after writing your own post, share it on the weekly five minute friday link-up.

This week's word is:


TRY?  Some days it's harder than others to keep my mouth shut!  To try not to let my words fly out of my mouth whenever my "other half" - not "better" - has ugly words to say about my family; or me!

I can handle what he says to me; about me.  It's harder to ignore what is said about others.

But, I try!

I try hard; every day!

Yes, I know that how he reacts, acts; may not be "his fault"; it's the "disease" speaking.  But, why?!  Why pick on mere teenagers?  That's whom he has ugliness about.  Why?

Who knows?!  But, I still try not to fuel the exchange and just let it go over my head.

It's hard; but I just have to keep trying.

Every day!

And, I am sure I've gone over the five minutes; with jumping back and forth between writing and reading my Facebook posts!!

But, it's done!


  1. Trying is 90% of the battle, isn't it? I have to remember that when it seems easier to not try at all.... Thanks for your inspiration! (Your FMF neighbor.)

    1. Yes, a battle; but really, I am learning to handle it much better than I have in the past. It's getting better!

      Thanks for reading and commenting! I'll be doing some reading this evening and will check yours out as well!!

  2. Trying is so hard especially in your situation. I'm sure you are doing your very best.

    1. I don't always feel it is my very best; but I think it really IS getting better...worse days will come, I'm sure and I will have to learn to handle those as well.

      Thanks for reading and commenting...I'll be reading this evening!!

  3. Sounds like a difficult situation, and keeping trying can be hard at times. Praying that you know God giving you strength. Visiting from FMF #11.

    1. God does give me the strength to handle life, day by day! It is a difficult situation, with a husband who has dementia, that is getting worse. Yes, I do know that most of the actions by him stem from the dementia; but it is still hard! I lean on my family and friends, and mostly God!

      Thank you for reading and commenting...I will be reading others' blogs this evening.

  4. Barbara, you're brave and strong beyond belief. What you face, every day, is so far beyond the strength of most! Including me.

    1 at FMF this week.

    1. Coming from you, Andrew, that is so touching! I cannot begin to know the struggles you have each and every day...yes, what I face everyday may be beyond the strength of most; but we "march on"...what you do everyday is far beyond any strength I could ever wish for. I admire you; still sharing your life and your words and the struggle you have each day. Continued prayers...though I am not reading as much as I should. I still think of you and Barb often and remember you both in my prayers.

      Thank you for taking the time to read my words, and to share your comment!