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”

The Fifth Season

In Kindergarten we learn about the 4 seasons: Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. And those 4 become the norm for life for us. As children, we come to anticipate Summer and the change from school days to fun days. We even learn to associate the weather patterns of the seasons, depending on where we live.Continue reading “The Fifth Season”

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”

The Rest of the Story

Couple number one arrived at the support group meeting, looking the same as always – a happy couple without a care in the world. But the truth is that he has Parkinson’s disease, and it took them an hour to get out of the door of their house because he didn’t take his pills, heContinue reading “The Rest of the Story”

One Very Bad Day

Sometimes life goes along at a steady pace and we think all is well until BOOM! Something catastrophic occurs: a hurricane, an earthquake, an accident, a bad medical diagnosis, or political upheaval. Any of these or countless other events, can cause one to have a very bad day. But for us as caregivers, it doesn’tContinue reading “One Very Bad Day”

Is Thanksgiving Over?

As the fall decorations came down last night, I noticed that many of them said “Give Thanks”, or “Happy Thanksgiving”, even though they have been up since early October. I love this time of year when the leaves change, and we remember to give thanks to God who made us. Looking back at previous blogContinue reading “Is Thanksgiving Over?”

Life is Poignant

Fall has arrived, and it is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the colors of the trees, so I took the photograph above while momentarily stopped on the exit ramp of the interstate near my home. The colors were so stunning that I just had to have a picture of them,Continue reading “Life is Poignant”

“Hospice” is not a Bad Word

If you are new to my blog, I hope you will take 2 minutes to read “The Journey Begins” right now by clicking the link at the top of this page. That was my first blog, and my mission has not changed. As I write this morning, I think of sitting here with you, lookingContinue reading ““Hospice” is not a Bad Word”

The Longest Year Ever

The year 2020 will go down in history, at least in MY version of history, as the longest year ever. Before I write my next blog post we will pass the half-year mark, but it feels as if we’ve lived at least 3 years in these last 6 months. Are you feeling the same way?Continue reading “The Longest Year Ever”