Brother’s Blessing

It’s always such a blessing to have my brother here for a visit. This morning after breakfast, he and my mom were talking about road trips. My mom used to journal during her trips with my dad. She asked my brother to get out her books so they could look through them together. He got […]

Couple Appointments

I had a couple of appointments today and tentatively left the house when our friend came to stay with my mom. As I’m still recovering, I have learned that if I move very slowly, I am able to do things. If I try to rush or push too much, I will end up hitting a […]

God Said Rest

It was a beautiful sunny day today, so mom and I sat outside for a while determined to get some of that healing vitamin D. After a few minutes, our neighbor came out to his porch too. He has a bad respiratory infection and had the same idea of getting good air and sunshine. We […]

Trying to Recover

This morning I got up disgusted with the pile of sicky sheets and blankets on my bed. After 10 days of illness, I figured that was probably a good sign. I also figured it was probably a blessing that I can’t smell right now. So I stripped the bed and got the sheets in the […]

We Received Communion

Today when my mom and I were checking in to see my dad, the Eucharistic minister came in right behind us to give my dad Holy Communion. We found him sleeping in a chair and were told that he was up and awake all last night. He would respond every now and again and did […]

Beautiful Actions

Today in church, the scripture readings were about poor widows who gave everything they had to God. The first reading was about the widow who met Elijah. He asked her to care for him. She said she had only enough for a final meal for her and her son. After that, they would die. Elijah […]

Busy Brother

I kept my brother very busy while he was here for a visit. He said to make a list of things that needed to be done, so I did. He did lots of projects for my mom, my dad, and me. We also made daily trips to see my dad. I was glad for another […]

The Sitter

Today my grandson came over to hang out with my mom for a little bit while I ran an errand. He brought his little sister who didn’t have school today. They all made PBJ and butter sandwiches for lunch. When I returned, my grandson dropped off his sister and headed to my son’s house. My […]

Early Morning Peace

I had a short visit with my dad today as an employee had tested positive for COVID. The executive director called last night to inform us of the situation and that visitations would be limited. However, it was scheduled to have my dad’s pacemaker information to be downloaded and sent to the doctor. Because this […]

Patient Endurance

I touched base with a friend today who is struggling. I have always admired her patient endurance especially in difficult circumstances. This morning I received a short meditation that was particularly fitting: “The patient and humble endurance of the cross—whatever nature it may be—is the highest work we have to do.”— St. Katharine Drexel I […]