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December 3, 2022

Where did this year go? So much going on. The months flew by. And I look at my blog and I have written nothing.Wow.My husband and I are both having health issues. Growing old is not for wimps, as they say.I am struggling with sciatica. Unbelievably painful and just does not go away. I do… Read More ›

Letting Go

My hubby and I have spent a lot of time this past year letting go of stuff. Cleaning out closets and under the bed and the shelves. We put all of our pictures in binders and all labeled so our children can someday go through them easily and know who is who from past generations…. Read More ›

Christmas with Mom

Christmas was always my mother’s favorite holiday. She loved decorating her home and lighting candles. Putting up the Christmas tree was her favorite thing to do. She would leave the tree up for a long time after Christmas. One year, she decorated it for both Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day!My mother passed away in… Read More ›

Up to Date

I haven’t been writing.  I have been praying. Prayers like Please Help! I know God is with me. That is my faith. Jesus promises to be with us always. So I figure He is holding me, helping me to put one foot in front of the other. I have decided to start writing again. For… Read More ›

With the Angels

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 ›

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