The Perfect Start to any Day………

Yesterday morning, I half opened my eyes, tapped my watch ……6am glowed at me…..closing my eyes again the dream I’d just had came into vision. I was the conductor on a tram in Blackpool along with playmate Agnes Houston and Donna, her daughter was the driver…..been having some crazy dreams lately 🙄

I half opened my eyes once more as I felt a strange glowing light in the room. A unusual warmth shone through the half opened door. I rolled out of bed, and went to investigate. The whole landing was filled with a strange light and as I walked through the to the back bedroom I could see why…

I wrapped myself up in my dressing gown, went downstairs, slipped on my garden clogs and outside into my garden and there the wonderful sight greeted me

The most beautiful sunrise.

I knew nature didn’t hang around. If I went to get dressed and venture out the moment would be lost. So I stood on the damp dewy grass and savioured the moment.

The flame coloured sky enveloped me from all sides

Mesmerised, the only sound was my own breathing and the birds calling to one another. So still, so beautiful

Light rain began to fall and I turned to go indoors, but there in the sky my second perfect start to the day….the most beautiful rainbow spanning the village from one end to the other

I looked back round behind me and the colours were gently fading

Could there have been a better start to the day?

As I went back inside, the rain falling steadily, an autumn chill running from the toes to my nose, I climbed back into bed to get warm. I gently dozed back to my dream of the Blackpool tram…

Waking once more,  I tapped my watch. I’d only been asleep a few minutes – 06.45. Had it all been a dream? HaD that wonderful start to the day been a trick of my fading brain? I looked out of the window and a grey sky met my eyes. Rain was steadily falling and the world was waking as the odd car with headlights alight streamed past my house. My heart sank at the thought. I’ve found it hard to feel happy lately, sadness being the dominant emotion, but this bubble of happiness inside me somewhere told me I’d seen something really special this morning.

I opened my ipad, the photos having magically transferred and there was the evidence of the most perfect start to the day…it really had happened…


About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

20 thoughts on “The Perfect Start to any Day………

  1. Absolutely gorgeous pics – I love that time of day and will often be up before others in the house, savouring a cuppa & the bird song at the back of my garden. I usually forget to take photos though so your pictures really capture that stunning but fleeting beauty

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  2. My dad always said dawn was the best part of the day…lovely that you captured it so beautifully, Wendy.
    So sorry you’re feeling sad so often…keep looking back on all your beautiful piccies, they’re sure to bring you joy and give you a little lift!

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  3. My darling husband (who also has dementia) said I must sent you a message and thank you for the great work you do!
    I don’t often comment but we do read your blog and enjoy it!
    Thanks Wendy.

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  4. Lovely photographs Wendy brought a tear to my eye particularly now that you are finding sadness your predominant emotion.
    I truly admire your honesty Wendy you are not afraid to share the negatives as well as the positives. Take care and keep doing what you do! Xx

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