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Caring for Grandpa

Let me tell you a story about caring for my grandpa before there was a program called Hospice.

It was 1976 and Hap was diagnosed with terminal cancer. 1,225 more words


Meet Gincy Heins, Editor of Before the Diagnosis

By Gincy Heins

As I was texting a friend who would be meeting my family for the first time, I realized she would never know so many aspects of my husband, and I started to cry. 616 more words



My youngest children came to visit me tonight, to share a meal, to talk about the day, to learn and to play: to be a family.  188 more words


Nineteen years later

It’s 12:03
and as I sit here drinking a steaming cup of chamomile tea,
it dawns on me
how far I have come from that snowy winter’s eve… 132 more words

Creative Writing


Seagulls soar in winter sun

Soaking with wings now gold

Where’s she been? Where’s he going?

Who knows their exact route?

As I watch them in their twinning… 99 more words

Part 1, July-September 2004

Please click the following link for a brief introduction to my story

You Couldn’t Make It Up

Or feel free to dive straight in.

July 8th 2004… 1,422 more words