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I am missing my Mother

I have recently celebrated my first birthday without my mother.  The few weeks prior to my birthday, everything felt off. I couldn’t really put my finger on exactly what the source was but I was definitely in a funk.  337 more words


Why a Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis is Important

This blog post addresses the value of having an actual diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease.  While there may be peace of mind in not knowing, the diagnosis allows individuals with Parkinson’s Disease to utilize the tools and resources available to take action so they may preserve the highest quality of life possible. 54 more words


Anticipatory Grieving

The concept of Anticipatory Grief  first came to my attention early in mom’s hospice care. Our chaplain was concerned for my well being as a caregiver, as well as mom’s well being. 530 more words


~ The Stuff That Really Matters ~

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine

You make me happy, when skies are grey

You’ll never know dear, how much I love you

Please don’t take my sunshine away… 1,999 more words

Caring For Aging Parents

On Death and Dying  

At 53, I have experienced the passing of several friends and loved ones. Just as how we live is unique to each of us, my experience has shown that how we die is also unique. 704 more words


~ Full-time Daughter ~

I’ve been waiting for an e-mail. For nine weeks.

I entered a writing contest in a popular women’s magazine, and the description for the contest was this: … 579 more words

Caring For Aging Parents

Managing Medications for Mom and Dad

Wow! Both my husband and I spend a crazy amount of time managing medications: Sorting, administering, ordering, and picking them up! Bless them both, my mother and mother-in-law are fairly sure that there is a pill to fix almost everything. 482 more words