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Family Vaccines

Yesterday one of my brothers’ received his 2nd COVID-19 vaccination. Today my brother-in-law received his first dose. And my son and his wife were able to schedule their vaccines. I never thought we would all be so excited to get a shot. But as I have said, this means more visitors for my parents and […]

Our Unsung Hero

There was a Memorial Service today for the fallen Officer Eric Talley. I don’t mean to dwell upon it, but the words said about this man and his life are so inspirational. During this service, the priest from his local church spoke. Reverend Daniel Nolan, FSSP, of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church was quoted […]

Faith of One Fallen

One week ago, there was a senseless killing of 10 people in a grocery store in Boulder. One of them was Police Officer Eric Talley. He left behind a wife and 7 children. The other day I received an email notification that his funeral service would be held in the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate […]

Suffering is not Inconsequential

I started this Palm Sunday with a visit from my son. He went to church and brought some palms for me and my parents. That really helped us to feel part of the Mass as we participated online. As every Palm Sunday, we read the Passion of Jesus. It is always bewildering for me to […]

Caring Dad

My sister came over today so I took the opportunity to make a Target run and stock up. Every time I go into a store I look through the bras to see if there is one that will work for my mom. It’s hard for her especially since the straps go right over her pacemaker. […]

Season Transition

My dad has a beautiful vantage point of the yard from his spot at the dining room table. During meal times, he reports the happenings from his view. He has been watching the few patches of snow left over from the recent storm, but they are dwindling. Today, we even had a few minutes of […]

Outpouring of Encouragement

A friend whose husband has Parkinson’s had come to the difficult realization that it was time for him to be placed in a memory care facility. He kept trying to walk on his own, which he is unable to do, and was falling on a regular basis. While it was an incredibly painful decision, she […]

Hope For the Future

I felt much better when I got up this morning. I got groceries, did some laundry, cooked, and even started making some Easter candy. Later in the day, I heard from other family members who were able to get scheduled for their COVID-19 vaccine. I feel like there is light at the end of this […]

Vaccine Fatigue

Not too long after receiving my COVID-19 vaccine yesterday, my stomach starting feeling unsettled. It does that often, so I wasn’t sure if it was because of the shot, or the stress of the event, or something I ate. My shoulder started feeling pretty sore as well, so I moved it around a lot as […]

Wanna Build a Snowman

I was scheduled for my first COVID-19 vaccine this morning, so I was a little concerned when the forecast called for another snowstorm. My sister came over last night before the roads became snow-covered so she could stay with my parents while I would be gone. There was not much snow when we went to […]