Blessed Mother’s Day

The flowers started arriving yesterday. This morning, my sister came and brought more flowers. They were and will be such a joy especially for my mom. My sister also brought food and we had a lovely girls brunch. After that I went to Mass. The deacon gave a great homily. He told a story of […]

Cody’s Wish

Today my mom and I watched one of her favorite annual events – the Kentucky Derby. There were stories and other races leading up to the main event as usual. One of them was a story about Cody Dorman and the horse Cody’s Wish named in honor of the boy. Cody had a rare medical […]

Needed Relief

A couple of months ago I was able to get set up with a caregiving service, figuring I would need the additional help sooner than later. We have a lovely woman coming over once a week for a couple of hours. She and mom have gotten to know and appreciate one another. Last night was […]

People Watching

This morning, I listened to the Gospel of the day. In this scripture, Jesus repeats to His apostles that if they see him, they see the Father – God, saying, “Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” The reflection on this passage from Jeff Cavins included a reminder […]

Good Friends

My mom’s friend came over today and brought her a gift for her birthday. It was a statue of the Holy Family carved from wood from the Holy Land. She said she thought it was fitting since most of our family will be together to celebrate her birthday. She is such a good and thoughtful […]

Daughter Day

I was happy to be able to spend time with my daughter in law today. We went to a craft fair and perused the hand made items. There was a vendor there with the stick on nail polish that we had done before, so we got some fun designs and will have a manicure night […]

Thank God I Do

Today I heard a song on the radio that tugged at my heart – Thank God I Do by Lauren Daigle. It described how I have felt over the past year – even though the song is about different circumstances. It has been a particularly meaningful Lent for me, of which I am grateful. I […]

The Red Tip

When my mom’s friend comes over, we usually talk about religion and politics. Today we talked about the big question as to why some who were raised in the faith and/or practiced regularly stopped somewhere along the way and no longer go to church. We talked about several reasons why this might be – a […]

Loving Relationships

My mom’s friend came over today as usual. She told us about their mutual friend who she has been visiting in a nursing home. She described how their friend has been declining and is in a bad way. Her husband died a few years ago. She is estranged from her daughter and her son who […]

Empathetic Caregiver

We decided it was a good idea to hire a caregiver to come in for those times when we need a little extra help. She came for a few hours this morning. We had time to talk for a while before my mom got up. I told her my history of caring for my parents […]