with or without you…

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you."  ~ Anne Lamott Life rolls on, even if you're not ready, with or without you.  Well, I guess you have to go. But I have not been rolling gracefully. So I'm going to try Anne's remedy and unplug.  The theory …

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the age of reality… be ready, not desperate

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.   Emily Dickinson One son lives on the east side of the country with his family.  Three sons and their families live two hours (give or take) …

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the age of reality… on becoming 70

I think I can talk about this now. I actually googled "how to be 70".  Before I could type in the whole question, my words automatically populated the field. I am not the only one who has asked this on the internet! A lengthy list of links appeared.  The first was an article from AARP's …

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making the climb, hanging on

With a baby there are sleepless nights, diapers to change and constant feedings.  The mess they make is contained to a relatively small space. With a helpless, aging adult there are sleepless nights, diapers to change and the challenge to find ways to feed them adequately when they've forgotten how to use knife and fork. …

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ A Day In My Life

Living in a rural community, caregiving for one well into her 90s... doesn't lend itself to daily excitement. When I look back on days of raising a family and earning a paycheck, I didn't think that time was exciting either.  Yet now I see my best memories tucked within them. I've no idea how I will look back …

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31 Days of Aging Grace ~ The Day She Called the Cops

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 …

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31 Days of Aging Grace ~ When When Becomes Now

Day Twelve When I finish this project I will….. When this situation calms down I will…. I’ve spent too much time waiting for “when” . I’ve done the multitasking mom thing and survived, but generally I do – One. Thing. At. A. Time. Grow up Finish school Get a job Get married Have a family When family …

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