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So much in common

We spent a little time the other day talking to a neighbor who is taking care of her Mother.  My husband and I had no problem relating to her situation. Our conversation brought back many not so distant memories. 

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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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Text Messages

One of the sources I plan to use in this blog are my text messages to my husband and family. They provide a real time look back at what was going on in my Mother’s life and the struggles we … Continue reading

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Looking Back to May, 2011

May of last year was the last “normal”month of my Mom’s life.  She was living alone in her house with frequent (2 to 3 times a day) visits from me to check on her.  She was messy and it sometimes looked … Continue reading

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3 months

Today is the 3 month anniversary of my Mother’s death.   She was under hospice care since June,  I knew her death was coming but I still was not prepared to lose her.  Logical thinkers looked at her declining medical condition and realized that she … Continue reading

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The Beauty Shop

A weekly visit to the beauty shop has been a Saturday ritual for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, my Aunt’s appointment was on Thursday morning and my Mom’s was Saturday at 10:30 am. The weather … Continue reading

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