Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Magic of Ordinary Days Again, Please!

So now Christmas is over.  Many people experience the “after-Christmas Blues”, but I am not certain I am one of those people.  We had a wonderful Christmas, and although we missed Mama at every turn, we all have been touched … Continue reading

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Something Beautiful!

There is always something beautiful in the midst of sadness.  Even during our last couple of weeks, we’ve had some wonderful bright spots.  Namely, my children!  Pamela flew in first, then Bo, Em, and the kids drove in  last week.  … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Mama

Mama. I’m not sure how in the world to give tribute to my precious Mama. It’s not because I can’t think of anything good to say. It’s more because there is too much. Mama was simply the most wonderful woman … Continue reading

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…to live is Christ, and to die is gain

There is much to do, but I just wanted to let you all know that my sweet Mama is finally at rest in the arms of the Lord.  We were blessed to be with her as she left this earth, … Continue reading

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Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say…

It is well, it is well with my soul!As we prepare Mama for the night, we sing this hymn (among others) to her.  We feel it reminds us all of the peace that passes all understanding in the preparation of … Continue reading

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Just Lingering

I’m just touching base to let you all know that Mama is continuing to decline somewhat rapidly.  Her care is somewhat simplified because she no longers gets out of the bed.  She is almost completely unresponsive, sleeping nearly all the time.  … Continue reading

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Hospice Care

I will probably never get down all the details about our meeting today, but I just wanted you all to know that we have entered into hospice care with Mama.  The initial meeting with the administrator of Heart to Heart … Continue reading

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