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Between the Storms

After spending a couple of days in the serenity of the mountains at the cabin, it was time to head home. We didn’t get out early and when we were ready to start packing the car, it started raining. And lightning and thundering and pouring for a long time. Finally there was a lull in […]

Blessing of Communion

It has been now 4 months since my parents and I have received Holy Communion and even longer since we have been to Mass. After my dad came home from rehab and before the corona virus hit, we were blessed to have an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion come to the house a couple of […]

Welcomed Webinar

I was happy to be able to attend a webinar this morning focused on supporting caregivers. The speakers not only acknowledged the struggles of caregivers, especially during this pandemic, but offered tangible assistance. They presented different ways of making sure caregivers take care of themselves so they can take care of their loved ones. I […]

Virtual Memorial Day

As with everything else these days, Memorial Day was different. We heard that bugler’s were encouraged to play Taps at 3:00 in the afternoon. There was also a flyover to honor the fallen heroes and the current heroes such as first responders and medical workers. Of course many people went out and about and had […]

New Normal Sunday

My sister and son came over this morning and we all visited on the front porch with coffee and treats while social distancing. The weather was perfect before the rainstorm moved in – not too hot or too cold. It was nice to see them face to face. In the afternoon, we went to Mass […]

Won’t Miss Out

My mom’s Parkinson’s exercise class has been available online for quite a few weeks now. They started with one video conferencing system that worked well for us, then switched to a different one. After that, we had nothing but troubles. We tried different pads and speakers and were about to give up on the whole […]

And He’s Off

I woke up today, and he was gone – my brother that is. I told him I would be in denial until the day I woke up and he was gone. That was today. He was offered a job in Yellowstone at one of the gift shops that will be opening soon. He has been […]

Jesus Misses Us More

My parents and I “went to church” this morning as we have for many months now – we went downstairs, turned on the TV and decided which Mass to participate with. Now we have a home altar that we set up during Lent that remains at the corner of the TV with a cloth, candle, […]

Visiting Docs

My parents have had a few doctor’s appointments in the last week. The first one was a virtual visit between my dad and a neurologist to follow up on his rehabilitation from the stroke. We weren’t sure how that was going to go, but it was very easy and informative. She even watched my dad […]

Grinch Returned Easter

A friend shared a reflection with me that was written by a retired Christian pastor. It really touched my heart, so am sharing it here. THE GRINCH THAT RETURNED EASTER Sometime in the last 2000 years—Resurrection Sunday got hijacked. It got commercialized into bunnies and eggs, chocolate rabbits and “tip of the hat” church attendance. […]