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With the Angels

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June 30, 2021

I am missing my mother. I used to call her every Monday. So every Monday my phone reminds me to call her. And I miss her more. I could remove that reminder from my phone, but then I feel like I am removing her from my life. So for now I leave it there. The… Read More ›

Support

I attended a Bereavement Support group today. I was relieved that only 3 other people attended. (I handle small groups better. It’s the introvert in me.) It helped to talk about my mother’s death to strangers. I talked about the guilt feelings I had about not being there and about the last time I talked… Read More ›

Grief

I miss my mom. I cry every day. It gets a little easier, but I don’t know if I want it to be easier. I am able to listen to some of her voicemails on my phone over the past year. There is one when she is singing Happy Birthday to me. She is laughing…. Read More ›

For My Mother

“Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” – Matthew 25:13 My mother recently became very ill. She lived alone 1600 miles away from me. When my brother visited her and discovered her in a confused state, he called an ambulance. She was admitted to the hospital. Eventually she returned home… Read More ›

Quarantine Questions

Why is it, when I have plenty of time on my hands, in the midst of this long, long time of quarantine, I don’t take the time to write?  Could it be that I am lazy? Not really. Could it be that I am busy? No, of course not. Could it be that I have… Read More ›

Gifts

I’m back. It has been a month since I last posted. Between the stresses of a sick husband and the pandemic and dealing with Medicare, etc., I just never felt like writing. Or reading. In other words, I have been feeling overwhelmed. And as usual, when I feel overwhelmed, even the smallest things stress me… Read More ›

Venting

Its been a long time since I have written. No blog. No reflection. My life has been too crazy. My husband recently got pneumonia. In this time of coronavirus, that is even scarier than usual. He was admitted to the hospital. There was some miscommunication with my family on visiting rules. One of my sons… Read More ›

Waiting with Courage

It is a rainy day. We have had a lot of rainy days the past week or so. Today I saw a huge turtle walking around the other side of the lake. And there are a lot of ducks. Go figure. We left our quarantine and traveled the other day. A deacon’s wife had passed… Read More ›

Blessings

Easter seemed strange this year. No family get togethers. No Holy Week Masses. I know I could have watched them online but I just didn’t. I think I was just plain sad. There is nothing wrong with being sad. Living in this strange new world, I think I would be crazy if I didn’t feel… Read More ›

We Are Loved

I celebrated a birthday this week. My husband made me an awesome dinner. And my son and daughter-in-law brought their 2 children over. (Don’t worry. We practiced social distancing). They made me a big poster with letters to me and their drawings. And my eldest stepson and daughter-in-law and my 3 adult grandchildren and soon… Read More ›

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