Archive | February 2018

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Worried Wife

While my mom participates in her exercise class, I chat with the other caregivers. One woman, whose husband has had Parkinson’s for 12 years now, shared the other day that they were very concerned about the way the disease was progressing. At the encouragement of the physical therapists, they made an appointment with a movement […]

Generous Mom

My mom, her friend, my dad, sister, and I all went to lunch this afternoon. My mom ate half her very large sandwich and boxed the other half to take home. On the way home, we stopped at an intersection and noticed a man standing there. He held a sign that read, “Homeless and hungry, […]

Miraculous Vision

Since my mom had her first cataract surgery last week, the results have been questionable. Between all the eye drops, she has been trying to see assorted things at different distances. While there has seemed to be some improvement in clarity, it has still been blurry. Tonight after I finished putting in the drops, she […]

Call to Action

At church this morning, the priest opened his homily by saying, “I haven’t been sleeping well lately – only about 3 hours a night.” I wondered where this was going. He explained that since the school shooting in Florida, he has not been able to get the tragedy out of his mind. He met with […]

Speaking to Strangers

I was grateful to be able to attend a Caregiver Pampering Day today. A couple other ladies I have met in caregiver groups were there too. The day was inspiring, collaborative, joyful, relaxing, and encouraging. At dinner with my parents tonight, we read the scripture and meditation for the day. It was based on Jesus’ […]

Griping to Grateful

We watched another episode of Olympics tonight and saw an interview with Mikaela Shiffrin. She said after she won her gold medal, she took the time to enjoy the moment when she is usually thinking about what she has to do for the next event. She soaked in the moment and showed her emotions. After […]

One Step at a Time

My sister has had to begin the excruciating process of looking for a new job. I have heard that it is a full time job looking for a full time job. She confirmed that. She spends hours a day on the computer searching and completing forms and applications. Naturally it can be incredibly overwhelming. When […]

Little Speaker

My mom has an old iPad that she uses for her games, email, and such. She has always struggled to hear it, even when the volume is all the way up. At one point, my brother made a way for her to hook it into the stereo speakers, but that seemed to be too complicated. […]

New Hopeful Doc

When my mom was in the hospital about a year and a half ago, we had a terrible time connecting with her neurologist for help. Since then, we have been trying to find a new doctor and have not had much luck. Many of the people we know go to the next big city over, […]

God In Many Strangers

My mom had her first cataract surgery today. It was a very, very long day with more waiting than anything. But all went well and we were finally home resting after 6 hours. We read our Lent meditation at dinner about seeing God in others and reviewed the day. There were several instances that we […]