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mother

Time Marches On

This weekend will be my first Mothers Day without my Mom being able to receive a balloon and a card.  The first one that I don't make her whatever she wants to eat.  The first one in many years that I will not buy her a new outfit.  I wi...

It’s Been 6 Months

Tuesday of this week marked 6 months since Mommy has been gone from this physical plane.  I am still cleaning out her room, her closet and dresser.  Still disbursing her items to those in need and those who can be blessed, even now, by her ge...

Victory in Life and Death

I have to tell everyone who reads this that I know God works in my life and in the lives of those connected to me.  And God was the orchestrator of the way things went with my Mom's passing.  I don't think that we could have had a more loving...

PCU

So the hospitalization continues.  Thankfully, Mommy made it out of ICU.  She is now in PCU, the medical progressive care unit.  She has been in this unit for going on 7 days now. It allows eyes on her regularly and it allows the rapid r...

Exactly What It Takes

It's getting very close to the time that I leave for vacation.  I want to be able to take a mental and physical vacation away from home with no caregiving responsibilities. There are a lot of things that I am going to do in order to be able t...

It’s a good tired

I don't want to let this moment pass without honoring it.  Today is Wednesday and I just got back from a great 4 day vacation on Monday.  I went to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  I had a very relaxing time.  I got sun, sleep, mass...

Keep Hope Alive

My Mom had a stroke in 2005 and from that time to the present, she has shared with me that she wants to walk again.  You see, she lost the ability to control her left side in her stroke.  The doctors went as far as to say that she has 'left-s...

Don’t Lose Sight of your Dreams

That's it!  I am going to take a bold leap here.  I am going to move and shift my thinking from, "I want to do a trip to Greece for my 50th birthday." to "I am making plans to take MY 50th birthday trip to Greece!"  My birthday is in 6 m...

Life’s little heartaches

The BeeGees asked, "How do you mend a broken heart?".  I think that it gets mended through acceptance, strength, forgiveness and moving forward.  The better question may be, "Why do I have a broken heart?"  Because as family caregiv...

All Good

It's really nice to see that I am not the only one who cares.  I decided this year that I would stop fighting harder for people than they were willing to fight for themselves.  The morning after the crazy breadstick incident, my Mom decided w...