Mom will be present, pleasant, and playing with a full bag of marbles. We’ll talk about where she’s been and where she’s going...Read More
No snark, but the reality is that some things about leaving Mom feel oddly familiar to pre-planning a trip away from Bo...Read More
I catastrophized this question out to the improbable future...Read More
Often times, those nights of insanity would end in happy moments,Read More
The cat saves the day! Am I asking too much of my father-in-law’s semi-feral cat to do likewise?Read More
I stood on the deck of the Queen Elizabeth 2, waving goodbye to no one in particular.Read More
Here are 6 things I’ve observed about hospice while saying goodbye to my beloved 82-year-old father…Read More
Husband and I had Mom over for dinner and a movie; always a treat for her to view a high def picture on a big screen, with a volume that ranges up to 30.Read More
I hear, without realizing I am hearing it, a sweet sigh to my right and continue watching as the camera pans out to show the mesmerizing pair completing their final elegant spin.Read More
As typical as this was, I missed a lot of important detail about who my father was, and how he lived his life.Read More
“Up to 18 inches of snow will fall over the next 12 hours.”Read More
In the world of football, last Sunday’s game was a big one – The New England Patriots vs. The Pittsburgh Steelers.Read More
We affixed a bell to my eighty-year-old mother’s back...Read More
Just how much do we want to keep Mom alive? Or, just how much alive, does Mom want to stay?Read More
How could this innocent exchange possibly send me to the edge?Read More
It’s 6 pm. Time for the evening news. Mom takes her spot on the couch and sinks deeply into its down abyss. She picks up her “clicker,” turns on the TV, selects her favorite news channel, and begins her visual clearance test.
I can’t wait another minute to find out what’ll happen next! I’m on the waiting list of daughters who are mothers - sandwiched right in between the two... just waiting in the wings, while waiting for the dust to settle.
The expiration date is really just a recommended date. I’ve never worried about expiration dates and I’ve made it to 91!