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Loving the Vulnerable

Every day I think about how to keep my parents healthy and safe. That has multiplied exponentially at this time. And, it seems, those around me are aware and trying to do the same thing. People are checking in on us every day asking how everyone is doing. Today I read a beautiful quote that […]

“Normal”Sunday

As our time staying at home keeps ticking by, we are finding ways to do things as “normal” as possible. This morning after breakfast and everyone was dressed, we made our way downstairs to the big TV and found the website to our parish. We were able to watch and participate in Mass celebrated by […]

Praying With the Pope

The other day I learned that Pope Francis was offering a special blessing to those who would join in praying with him for an end to the pandemic. I found that EWTN would be airing the event, so my parents and I watched and participated from the living room. It was surreal to see Pope […]

Best Case Timing

Today my parents, brother, and I were talking about haircuts. I figured I could try to give my mom a haircut when it gets too long, but that didn’t go over too well. My dad chimed in that he was very happy he and my brother made it to their spa day before everything shut […]

Back to Things

When my dad had the stroke, everything kind of stopped. We just took one day at a time as it presented itself. But as he has been recovering and doing so well recently, we have been considering returning to classes and such. Today my mom decided to take the leap and attended her exercise class. […]

Welcomed Change of Pace

It has been pretty hectic around here. Therapists and nurses have been coming over 4-5 days a week. My parents have had several extremely restless nights. Yesterday, the last therapist came over to discharge my dad from the program. Last night, my parents slept like they haven’t for years and got up late. It was […]

Final Visits

Today my dad had a visit from the speech therapist and the occupational therapist. Both of them told my dad that they were impressed with how well he has been recovering and that today would be their last visit. They encouraged him to continue doing what he needs to do. It was good to hear […]