Connections ~ From The Road

A couple of weeks ago I headed south... just a quick trip to check in with my folks and help with tax paperwork. Over the years driving has become my least favorite thing, especially when I'm alone.  But staying connected to family is one of my most favorite things, so I get in the car.  From the rural …

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How He Makes a Home

We've lived here almost one year now... still living out of boxes.  Should I still feel like I'm living in a motel room? It's not my place to decorate or make wholesale change because, in a sense, I'm a guest.  I keep clean, keep safe and keep familiar the surroundings of the one we care for. But what …

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A Perspective on Coming and Going

Grandsons in the morning before school.... "but I don't want you to go" "I'm sorry buddy, but I have to go to school" "but why" "because I have to learn" "about your letters and the alphabet?" "yeah" ...meanwhile... an hour away on the other side of town.... another grandson leaves for his very first day of Kindergarten... …

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Showing Up… for 43 years

Forty-three years ago today, I put on the dress my mother made and went to church. I hoped you would be there. Well, actually, I knew you would be... it was just a matter of when.  Because of, you know... that little time management thingy you've got going on 🙂 But you were not only there... you …

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Love’s new definition

The other team had color-coordinated everything... and classy coolers full of ridiculously healthy snacks. Our team at least had matching red jerseys (kind of), juice boxes and homemade cookies... plus a lot of spunk. The other team had cute, little girl cheerleaders. Our team had two scrappy boys who decided to cheer-lead for their brother. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I love that my sons stick up for each other.  They'd …

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Me and Mom and Osmosis

When I read Gone With the Wind, I totally pictured my mom as one of those gorgeous, genteel, southern belles… skilled in every social grace. Once the kids in my class asked me if she was an actress because she wore sunglasses to a parent-teacher conference… and in today’s parlance, she looked smokin’. She greeted me after …

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On Dental Care, Sweat Rags and Leaving a Legacy

I've been thinking a lot on the legacy I will leave behind.  Not sure why this has captured my thought process so much lately.  Of course, living with an aged person... and on the fast track to becoming one myself, I guess it's kind of "normal". I mean, what will my kids and grandkids remember most about me?  Will they …

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