A Caregiver’s Story….Mother’s Day

Growing up, my mom would sometimes cook scrambled eggs with bologna for breakfast. I loved the salty flavor of the fried bologna in my eggs.  I’d dip my fork into the egg, bring the mixture to my mouth, and get a burst of savory.  So good! I haven’t thought about that in a long time. And why the […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….Flashback #1 Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes

  Since Christmas, my world has turned upside down. Mom is needing more help in her daily activities, is unsteady on her feet, has a harder time breathing, is taking longer to recover from exertion (and her extremities actually turn purple while recovering.) And I do not feel comfortable leaving the house for any length […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….Flashback Installments

Moms death caught me by surprise. Oh, I knew she was dying but I thought she had months, not days. I thought I had more time. Because I thought I had more time, I wasn’t in a hurry to complete blog drafts. Going through those days, I was not able to publish them in part […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Six in the Morning

It’s six in the morning and I watch mom take her last breath. I tell her I love her and that it is going to be okay. Who was I saying that to, me or her? She died how she wanted, at home in her bed, in her sleep. I can be grateful for that. […]

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