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The passing

“Your dad really loved you”
“These bronze baby shoes were yours, they’re all your dad was able to take”
“It was hard for your dad to be your dad because your mom wouldn’t let him” 13 more words


Damn it

Nothing is intolerable. Some things that happened are uncomfortable and painful but they are tolerable.

Watching my dad gasp for breath. His arms are bent at his elbows, out to the side with his hands touching his collarbone. 310 more words


Full circle summer

When this summer stretched out before my husband and I, we were nervous and downright ready to throw in the towel on summer.  We got news that cancer had struck our family, not once but twice – in the same house!   626 more words

What didn't I say...it doesn't matter

I have about ten better posts in draft.

Yet if I could say anything it would be that I want to be able to speak. 360 more words


Open To Receive

You, whom we call healer

won’t you take a break

from the sanctuary?

come, take a moment

to warm your weary hands

at the hearth of an open heart… 156 more words


Do Parents Get Enough Exercise? How Much Should They Get? HHS Guidelines for Older Adults' Physical Activity

Older People Worry About Falling
Older People Want Independence
Older People Don’t Wish To Be Limited By Physical Problems

I doubt anyone will dispute these assertions. 728 more words

Aging Parents

Ice Cream and Choo Choo Trains

Sorry for the long absence. Mom has been doing really well and I’ve been able to focus a little more on my own life the past few weeks. 467 more words