Burden Barrier

My mom read today’s excerpt from our “Jesus Calling” book. It said in part, “Refresh yourself in the Peace of My Presence. This Peace can be your portion at all times and in all circumstances. Learn to hide in the secret of My Presence…” It talked about not being weighed down with problems and I […]

COVID Christmas

Mom and I were blessed today despite it being a COVID Christmas. We are incredibly grateful that Mom still has pretty mild symptoms. This morning I got out the Christmas tablecloth and put away the Advent wreath to mark the change of atmosphere. We Zoomed with family and opened a couple of presents that made […]

Quiet Rest

It has been a pretty busy week, even though we didn’t host Thanksgiving. Today we had no appointments, no visitors, no therapists. My mom was pretty happy about that. We sat out in the sunshine, worked the puzzle a bit, and enjoyed eating leftovers. We basically just took the day as it came. It was […]

Peaceful Cabin Trip

The last time we went to the cabin, my mom was having a very difficult time getting into the bathroom. She’s a little more unstable than she was and the walk through doorways are super small, so her walker wouldn’t fit through. Determined to resolve the issue, I found a smaller, lighter, 3-wheeled walker online […]

Appreciating Birds

When mom and I got home from our walk today, there was a huge flock of blackbirds in our trees. We watched for a while as they flew away in large groups. Later in the day, we made a quick trip to the post office. On the way home, we stopped by a reflection pond […]

Double Peace Signs

Now, this may sound strange, but it made me smile for several reasons. I was out and about today in the cool  drizzle and had to stop at a big box store. As I drove into the parking lot, a couple of people were entering the crosswalk in front of me, so I stopped. Everyone […]

Back to the Cabin

My mom, sister, and I decided to make a trip to the cabin today. We knew it would be a bittersweet adventure. My mom and I went up briefly for a couple of hours a couple weeks ago. Other than that, the last time we went was over a year ago with my dad. He […]

Public Apology

Today I brought my mom to have her hearing aids cleaned and checked. As we were waiting, other people were checking in for their appointments. One person was getting rather frustrated, though I didn’t hear exactly what was being said. A few minutes later, I heard the person say to the worker, “I’m sorry I […]

Rain Tranquility

This afternoon we finally got a nice thunderstorm. The first ones of the season are always a little bit of a surprise. It lightninged and thundered and rained. After dinner when it quieted down, my mom and I decided to go for a walk. Just as I was about to bring her walker down the […]

In Our Hearts

Yesterday was the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Today was the Solemnity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Is it coincidence that yesterday the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and that today new gun laws were passed? In the words of President Biden,  “I know there’s much more work to do, and […]