Traveling Mercies

 

That’s what priests say when a person is departing.

Continue reading “Traveling Mercies”

The Only Prayer

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.   Meister Eckhart 1260-1328  Christian Theologian

Continue reading “The Only Prayer”

Tuesday, 9.24.2019

Hello friends,

I am currently the daily caretaker for my terminally-ill daughter in law.

She is at home in hospice care.

Our days go on mostly unchanged.

~Photo pexels.com pixabay~

Continue reading “Tuesday, 9.24.2019”

What we did not want…

 

~Foggy Lake Photo by Gabriela Palai/Pexel.com~

“When you are in the midst of a fog and can’t see the shoreline, you need a compass. Reach out to a trusted friend or adviser for perspective. People are not hard-wired to go it alone. They need others to survive and thrive.” — Edward T. Creagan, M.D.  Mayo Clinic

I am fighting the fog that has descended ever since my daughter-in-law entered hospice care a few days ago.

I am thankful to friends, family and neighbors who are helping me to bear the pain.

I grieve for her stuck down by this terrible disease at such a young age.

I grieve for her husband, my son, as he watches his family torn apart.

I grieve for their toddler who will not have her mother as she grows up.

There will be happiness again one day, but, for now, we are struggling to keep the shore in sight.

 

 

 

A Google Prompt

The pop up on my smartphone was timely.

“Reach out to a friend”  was the reminder from Google that I programmed a few months ago.  Continue reading “A Google Prompt”

Gratitude

pexels-photo-265801.jpeg Birthday Cake_LI.jpg Mabel
~Photo http://www.pexels.com/Pixabay. Heart & “2” added by Lori Greer

Today is my granddaughter’s second birthday.

Today is special because it is her birthday.

Today is very special because her mother is alive to celebrate with her Continue reading “Gratitude”

Restoring my soul

Spending a week in paradise.

Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Continue reading “Restoring my soul”

Mea Culpa*—all day long!

Dateline: Alabama

Reporting directly to you from the trenches of my son’s home where I am embedded taking care of my 14-month old granddaughter while her parents travel to doctors’ appointments in Birmingham.

I admit that I made a lot of mistakes today.  I could make excuses but let’s leave it that I learned some valuable life lessons.

Continue reading “Mea Culpa*—all day long!”

We Can Do Mother’s Day

I was dreading and, at times, resenting Mother’s Day.

All of the ads showing mothers and children in happy scenes set my teeth on edge.

It is cruel that my daughter in law, a new mother, was greeted with a terrible medical diagnosis this past week.

Stage 4 cancer of the lungs and brain.

A slap in the face to a person who led an extremely healthy lifestyle.

Devastating to all of us.

Continue reading “We Can Do Mother’s Day”

Surefire Babysitting Tip #1

After babysitting for three weeks straight I consider myself an expert on babysitting.

So, I wanted to share my number one tip for babysitting.

I find that this tip works like a charm with a rambunctious seven-month old baby.

Continue reading “Surefire Babysitting Tip #1”