It’s been a difficult day today, I’ve really struggled emotionally. A fair amount of bad news came my way yesterday and it didn’t seem to really sink in until today. After everything my brother and I (and our respective families) went through to ensure my mom was placed in the best possible home, it didn’tContinue reading “August 11, 2021 – Ups and Downs”
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August 5, 2021 – Unexpected Blessings (Part One)
I have to tell you, this past week has been a blur! Fortunately, it started off and ended on a ‘high note’ as the week began with an offer on my/our home and ended with successfully finding a home to move my mom into. I feel like I’ve been on a wild amusement park rideContinue reading “August 5, 2021 – Unexpected Blessings (Part One)”
April 27, 2021 – The Space Between
I am sitting in a space that feels rather uncomfortable at the moment. I am uncertain of my health, of my future, of what is yet to be. There is no doubt in my mind that there are countless others sitting in this same space; there are too many unknowns to believe otherwise. I wishContinue reading “April 27, 2021 – The Space Between”
April 3, 2021 – How are things in Glocca Morra?
There’s nothing quite like receiving a call from my mother at four-thirty in the morning, to wake me up with a start. What was so important that she felt it necessary to call me at such an unusual hour? It’s not what you think, my friends. No, there wasn’t an emergency or anything to beContinue reading “April 3, 2021 – How are things in Glocca Morra?”
March 25, 2021 – A light at the end of the tunnel.
I got the best news today! My brother Clover forwarded me an announcement from the assisted living center where my mom resides. After I read it, I was so excited that I nearly started jumping up and down! I chose to refrain, however, as I had a full bladder at the time and didn’t wantContinue reading “March 25, 2021 – A light at the end of the tunnel.”
December 1, 2020 – Life Themes (Depression)
I have really struggled with what to write about today. I’ve been feeling really down which frustrates me to no end. Sometimes, despite the medicine and exercise and eating right, my arch nemesis ‘depression’ returns on occasion. And fortunately today, even though I’ve managed to fall into the well, I was able to grab ontoContinue reading “December 1, 2020 – Life Themes (Depression)”
October 24, 2020 – Hey, Ma! Where’d you go?
It’s such an odd thing when you’re speaking with your mother, when out of the blue she asks, “How’s your mom and dad?” Huh? Did I miss something? “Ummm. They’re doing well, I guess?” you respond. Have you had this experience before? It is a mind-blower. One day your parent is totally coherent and capable,Continue reading “October 24, 2020 – Hey, Ma! Where’d you go?”