31 Days of Aging Grace is still fresh in my mind. I've never written and posted to my blog for 31 days straight. Well, almost 31 days... If you look at the list of links during the month of October, day eleven is link-less. I tried to cover up a bit and glossed over it on … Continue reading Day Eleven ~ Missing In Action
... or maybe a leaf-strewn yellow line. And may I say... I'm glad this is the last day of 31 posts! Thank you to all who read along and "liked" and shared and commented. I appreciate you. Only a little to share today.... ...getting older isn't so scary - those ahead of me have set lights along … Continue reading 31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Follow the Yellow Brick Road
I look up alot these days and see... The blue sky and early dusting of snow as we crossed mountains last week... To yesterday... what was to be a rainy day, changed heavy grey to open blue. And the geese are back........ I remember them from last year. They arrived here when I did... and … Continue reading 31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Freedom Flight
This month I've talked a lot about the people who came before me... about my children... and what they mean to me, what lessons their lives teach. So now here I am... and if all goes according to the longevity record of my grandparents, it looks like I've lived about 2/3 of my life... which, actually... … Continue reading 31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Getting Here from There
We had a late summer in the Pacific Northwest. Days and days of sunshine. It spoiled me. It started raining hard the last couple days. Normally I love the Fall. But for some reason I feel weighted down... kind of like the rain on my Fall pansies. Yesterday I meandered... did laundry, ate too much, helped … Continue reading 31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Rain on Pansies
I found out yesterday that after only two full days on the market, my parents' home sold. In fact, they had three offers to choose from! I'm happy for them. At this stage of life they deserve to have something work out with ease. And as my mom said in one of my previous posts, "God is so good". … Continue reading 31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Are We There Yet?
The smoke from my neighbor’s chimney, fog laying still on the trees, the sun trying to poke thru… draws me outside in the early morning. Without a word, the gophers have said the lawn is theirs... we've lost the battle for this season anyway. And the fog... it feels like a blanket. The sun is saying, “hey! get up! … Continue reading 31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Voice
We entered ICU and his eyes lit up like always when he sees someone he loves... which is just about everybody. My husband, two youngest and myself, each had a moment with him... a hug... a few words. The nurse told us he'd been in and out of delirium. Not to expect much. But he seemed totally present … Continue reading 31 Days of Aging Grace ~ The Grace To Die Well
One thing God is trying to teach me... to not be afraid of what people think... about what I do and what I say. He wants me to care more about what He thinks... about what I do and what I say. I want that too. But the fear creeps back. A lot. Especially with this caregiving role I find … Continue reading 31 Days of Aging Grace ~ The Day She Called the Cops
This saying goodbye to the way things were... I do not like it... no, not one bit. I've been doing it this past year in my own life. It's not easy. It's painful. It requires learning and acceptance and humility. And I keep asking God, "aren't I too old for all this new stuff?" Apparently not. … Continue reading 31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Why Can’t Things Stay The Way They Were?