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Take in all in.  Be grateful. Nothing lasts forever.

Take in all in. Be grateful. Nothing lasts forever.

Later this morning I am taking Mom up to the cabin.  It is not easy for me to gear up for this.  My stress level rises several days in advance.  I pay attention to my breathing, my facial muscles and body position, realizing these things need readjusting all the time...
Cover Thy Tushy

Cover Thy Tushy

  If you are the primary caregiver in your family, I recommend keeping a strict account of everything you do every day.  Yesterday I spoke about my record keeping, which, I confess, is a bit over-the-top.  I admitted it was written partially out of fear. ...
Then and Now

Then and Now

During the first 4 years of taking care of my mother, some of my daily journals were in the form of emails to a very special, patient lady who willingly gave me her ear and shoulder to unload on.  Also during that time, I kept strict accounts, i.e., Mom’s medical...
Margaret’s Feather

Margaret’s Feather

When I ran across this quote this morning, it perfectly defined an experience I had about a month ago, which is in line with yesterday’s writing about implications and messages letting me know “All is well, all will be well.” I was at an outdoor summer concert...