Posts Tagged aging

Caregiver’s Story….A Body at Rest

As with all people, mom is going to die. I am not being morbid; I am being a realist. Now, mind you, I am not trying to hurry it along. I’ve told mom many times, at fifty plus years old, I am not ready to be an orphan. In attempt to extend moms life and quality […]

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Out To the Woods, Also

How does that nursery rhyme go?  “To market, to market, to buy a fat hog…”  Well, I am not off to procure a pig but it is ten in the morning and still, I am not beating the rising heat index. I have whistled for Sadie and we are headed out to the state forest that abuts […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Breathe.

I don’t think I have told you. We have a construction project going on.  My cute little house is having a face lift; of sorts. When mom came to live with us she took the existing master suite with the connecting bath. All other areas of the house, except sleeping spaces, are shared. With four adults, one medium sized […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Junk Mail – A Film Short

In our lives we get busy. We forget to call our parents or grandparents. They understand because their lives once resembled our own. But, I never wanted that for my mom. I never want her to feel alone; I never wanted her to feel I forgot. This is why I am grateful mom lives with us. […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….. Privacy

Most mornings I am awake a couple hours before mom. In our house she has the master bedroom with the attached bath. So, I guess it sorta feels like a tiny studio apartment, if you close the bedroom door. Giving her the master, is our attempt to allow her ownership and a feeling of autonomy. However, because our […]

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