As I arise this Thanksgiving morning, I immediately head to the kitchen to retrieve my breakfast smoothie after my morning devotions. I began thinking about those who, along with my family, will celebrate or tolerate Thanksgiving Day without that loved one who has passed on since the last holiday. Because my husband and I wereContinue reading “There Are Always Firsts….”
After my husband’s passing with dementia, it’s as though people assume I have just realized what I’ve lost. I knew what I was losing the entire journey!
It’s been fifteen days since the love of my life went to his forever home with complications from Dementia. Today, I went to the cemetery to choose the headstone and take a look at the gravesite. As I sat there talking with the young lady who assisted me in doing what I never planned toContinue reading “Because I Can”
It was a typical Friday morning for Henry and me as we were on our way to the church office. Since Mom and Dad had moved in with us nine years before, we could always check on them as we left our house. We had purchased a house with a mini apartment on one end, and weContinue reading “Hello Tomorrow”
As you voluntarily breathe each life-giving breath, you agree with the Creator that you are a work in action. One day rolls into another day, then a month, then a year, then a decade. That seemed to be our lives as Henry and I began our marriage on a Sunday afternoon fifty-two years ago. YouContinue reading “Saying Goodbye”
My memory is still as vivid today as it was when I was seven years of age. The feelings of aloneness were smothering me as I lay in the bed while wondering what would tomorrow bring. You see, my baby brother, two years old, had just passed away with meningitis and my mom was beingContinue reading “How Do I Deal?”