On the First Day after Christmas

Many years ago, my husband was choral director at a local high school, and one of the songs he chose for the Christmas concert that year was titled “The Twelve Days AFTER Christmas.” It was a cute song that the kids loved to sing. The first line went like this: “On the first day afterContinue reading “On the First Day after Christmas”

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”

Anticipatory Grief – Part 2

In last week’s blog, “Anticipatory Grief”, we barely scratched the surface of the topic. And it is possible we came away with more questions than answers. (That post can be found below this one and was inspired by reading this article.) For me, this is a confusing time of my life. My husband of 48Continue reading “Anticipatory Grief – Part 2”

Anticipatory Grief

The purpose of my blog is not to make money, to gain fame, or to gather the most followers. I write for personal healing and to support and encourage those who care for a loved one with a chronic or degenerative condition such as Parkinson’s Disease. My topic today and in subsequent weeks arises fromContinue reading “Anticipatory Grief”

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”

An Attitude Adjustment

If you know me personally, you know I have always had trouble with my attitude. Yes, sometimes my attitude needs an adjustment of some sort. Perhaps that is why I began this blog almost 2 ½ years ago. Talking about how I feel as caregiver to my husband who has had Parkinson’s Disease for aboutContinue reading “An Attitude Adjustment”

Living on an Island

I have always wondered what it would be like to live on an island – the kind where the only access was a ferry. Maybe this would be a private island whose only structure was my house. Whatever I wanted in terms of supplies would have to be carried in on the ferry. And ifContinue reading “Living on an Island”

Similar, yet different, but Really Similar!

In March of 2018, I began this blog with this goal in mind – “to support and encourage those who care for someone with Parkinson’s Disease.” And when you read the first post, “Similar, yet Different,” you will see that my focus was just that. But as all things do, this blog has evolved. WhatContinue reading “Similar, yet different, but Really Similar!”

My Emotional Rollercoaster

As a blogger, I struggle with how much of myself to reveal to you each week. How vulnerable should I be? How much of my real-life should I divulge in my writing? These questions plague me as I labor over each word and strive to support and encourage each of you as you care forContinue reading “My Emotional Rollercoaster”