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Just Letting Life Happen

The females in my family have never been any good at sitting back and enjoying life, and it seems that if there’s anything really meaningful I can do to help Mom at this juncture in time, maybe that’s our biggest task.
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Tonight as I drove home, I was thinking about her begging me for the right to die. The right to let nature take its course. She never wanted to be a burden, never wanted any lifesaving measures, and she wanted to go when it was her time. So how do I let Mom go when the doctors can always do more? Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday

Today I’d like to honor a day of rest by slowing down, stepping back, and letting some of my favorite quotes speak for themselves. **All quotes have been edited, shortened, and/or modified a bit, but I trust that these authors will … Continue reading

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A Day of Rest

Maybe we’re freaks, but my husband and I are using our next day or two off from caregiving this weekend to work on the organic farm we belong to (CSA work share) and plan to paint our living room and stairway, which (perhaps weirdly) will be enjoyable, down time for us…. Continue reading

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