Category Archives: caregiver

My Mom, 4/7/17 – 12/23/11

My Mother died last December 23rd at the age of 94.  Up until the last 2 years of her life she was  in pretty good shape.  Then the downhill spiral began and things changed.  Just wanted to share a bit … Continue reading

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Anniversary approaching

The first anniversary of my Mom’s death will be Sunday, December 23rd, 2012.  We will celebrate Christmas with our family on Sunday.  Momma will be remembered in so many ways. I plan to cook macaroni and cheese. I just wish … Continue reading

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Copper in the kitchen

Copper thieves don’t go and get all excited, the copper in her kitchen consist of my Mother’s collection of jelly molds. I have no idea why or when she started collecting the molds, they have been there for many a … Continue reading

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Cuddling and story time

I was taking care of my granddaughter the other day and in an attempt to get a few minutes of rest, I resorted to the cuddling trick.  You know that trick, cuddle them up in a chair and get them to stop moving just … Continue reading

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Alabama and Memories

My daughter and I are in Alabama visiting my sister and her family this weekend. My Mother is no longer with us but memories of her are everywhere. As I was packing to go, I remembered that my Mom would … Continue reading

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Denial

The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  But the experience with my Mother made me realize that you can also go through these stages when your life changes dramatically.  My Mother’s care was taking more and more of … Continue reading

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Six Months

This is the 6 month anniversary of my Mother’s death.  The chaplin and our hospice social worker called to check on us. We are fine and adjusting.  I still have caught myself getting ready to call her, old habits are … Continue reading

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