Just Be

Today I was very happy to have most of the day to myself. A family friend came over and stayed with my parents while I went out and about. It was a beautiful day and I planned to spend most of it outside and just “be”. I headed to one of the most popular spots […]

Labyrinth Goal

Last year I took an overnight retreat at a monastery located not too far from home tucked away in the woods. When I left, they said I was welcome to come any time to visit or walk the grounds. I had some time to myself today and decided to go there. A few months back […]

Day of Rest

It was a cool, cloudy, and eventually rainy day today. My dad decided from the morning that this would truly be a day of rest. He woke up to take his morning pill, then went right back to sleep. My mom woke him a couple of times after that for breakfast and he just didn’t […]

Promised Peace

Over the past 2 days, I have seen a particular scripture several times from different places. Jesus said:“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am meek and humble of heart;and you will find rest for yourselves.For my yoke […]

Environmental Entertainment

We returned home today after spending a few days in the beauty and serenity of the mountains. We never even turned on the TV. Instead, there was plenty to view just outside. The birds at the feeders were not as plentiful as usual, but we enjoyed identifying those who came for a visit. On the […]

Enjoying Serenity

It has been a very long time since we have been to the cabin. As the weather gets warmer and our schedule lightens, we have been wanting to get back up there. We did have one attempt earlier this week, however my mom just wasn’t feeling up to it. This morning everyone was enthusiastic, so […]

Made it to Mass

When my mom woke up this morning, she was not feeling very good at all. Her eyes were dry and painful and she could barely open them. She didn’t sleep very well and was very tired. After she took her pills, I put some eye drops in and she laid down with a warm moist […]

Final Sunset

A couple of days ago, a friend told me that her father-in-law passed away. So I went to the funeral today. One of the man’s son’s said that unfortunately, he missed being with his dad when he died. He lived in another state and drove to be with his family that evening after hearing the […]

Comfortable Seat

The day we returned from the cabin, my mom’s back, hip, and leg started hurting. She has been in a great deal of pain, so we went to see her doctor today. He feels it is a pinched nerve and took some x-rays to check further. Tonight after dinner, she was able to make her […]

Mind At Ease

We recently had some hail damage to the cabin and are working on getting it fixed. One of the issues is that the rubber boot around one of the vent pipes was completely destroyed. The assessor who looked at it fixed it temporarily with about half a roll of duct tape, but there has been […]