How to Survive without Really Trying

This past week was an anniversary of sorts for me. It has been one year since my husband passed from this earth into Heaven. For one year I have had to mark “Widow” on all applications or surveys. That really stunned me the first time I had to do that. When we are in theContinue reading “How to Survive without Really Trying”

HOPE after Darkness

Today is Saturday before Easter. If we place ourselves back in time, we realize that Jesus is dead, and the disciples are devastated. What should they do now? Jesus was their hope, their Savior. Yet, He was dead. Some call this day, “Silent Saturday” because God in Heaven was silent. However, we know from historyContinue reading “HOPE after Darkness”

RAISE YOUR GAZE

Since tomorrow is Palm Sunday with the beauty of Spring everywhere we look, it is a perfect time to raise our gaze from the common to the sublime. From the bleakness of winter to the hope of Spring, let us gaze at God’s creation coming to life. We drink in this newness of life asContinue reading “RAISE YOUR GAZE”

End of Birthday Month: LET IT GO!

At the end of 3 wonderful years of blogging, I am so thankful for the art of writing. It helped me get through the most difficult of times. Some of you have asked what else I wrote. I kept a journal in which I wrote every time Carlton developed a new symptom. The main goalContinue reading “End of Birthday Month: LET IT GO!”

Happy Birthday Thankfulness

On this day, March 5, 2022, we have so much for which to be thankful, and that’s a great way to begin our day. Here is a snippet from my personal list. First, I am thankful for my parents who gave birth to me 71 years ago today! Yes, you read that correctly. Today isContinue reading “Happy Birthday Thankfulness”

Medication Time!

Two important things before we begin today’s post: My goal is to support and encourage those who care for someone with Parkinson’s Disease or some other chronic or degenerative disease. And Disclaimer – I am not a medical professional, nor do I play one on television. I have absolutely no medical training and do notContinue reading “Medication Time!”

It’s All in the Perspective

My prayer today is that my words will encourage and support those of you who care for a loved one with Parkinson’s Disease or some other chronic or degenerative disease. I was humbled this past week as a friend confided that her husband has been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. My first thought was toContinue reading “It’s All in the Perspective”

This is NOT the end!

The last 10 days have been filled with a wide range of activities and a wide range of emotions. My dear husband, Carlton Hughes, has passed from this world into Heaven. We have known this was coming for the last 23 years, and we have half-way expected it the last 5 years, but when deathContinue reading “This is NOT the end!”

Happy Double Anniversary

The first anniversary has been in the news this week, especially on Thursday, when our President spoke about it in his first primetime address to the country. In one respect this is not an anniversary we are pleased to celebrate – one year of the pandemic called COVID-19. We have been through a year ofContinue reading “Happy Double Anniversary”

Five Minute Friday – GREEN

It has been a wonderfully long and fun-filled day, and I am finally getting to my Five Minute Friday assignment. Enjoy! The first things that came to my mind were: “It’s not easy being green.” – Kermit the Frog “Green Eggs and Ham” – Dr. Seuss “I want a green birthday.” – Will Ayers, myContinue reading “Five Minute Friday – GREEN”