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The Three C's

For two plus years I gleaned information from a parent support group in conjunction with our son’s out-patient sobriety program. Every Thursday night different topics were discussed among parents. One in particular came up again and again – called The … Continue reading

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…and then some.

Last week I posted about seeking abundant grace, knowing He would bring it. That very day, I let my daily care-helper off for a  trip. No worries, some family is coming. That night, my mom (79) fell backwards in the bathroom, on … Continue reading

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The possibilities of growing old… part 2

Life has become very fragile. My dad does not speak much anymore. He is restless and agitated. They both sleep a lot during the day. In the evenings he has “sun-downing”- common to Alzheimer’s. He must be watched constantly!!! My mother … Continue reading

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Tied Feet

Elizabeth Elliot used to say, “Children tie the mother’s feet.” -I’d like to add aging parents to that thought. I feel like I’m back at square one: constantly watching a wandering, curious. hungry, toddler, who needs help in the potty- … Continue reading

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Keys

Our first moving day is finally here! Keys to the new house are in hand and we can begin this crazy adventure. It feels like it’s been a long process, trying to decide when and how to move my parents. … Continue reading

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Blessing Your Child

I come from a southern family: 5 generations of my mother’s side were born and raised in Atlanta. Can you say “Daaawlin?” My poor dad didn’t stand a change living anywhere else. According to my maternal grandmother, his loyalties were … Continue reading

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God is Bigger Still

These last 2 weeks have seemed particularly emotional ones. My father’s mind is slipping deeper into dementia and my mother’s frailty seems more acute. My close friend is suffering the terrible side effects of radiation. And there has been family … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad

Aging varies so much. For some it looks effortless, slowing down gently over a long period of time. For others it comes harshly. My mother and father were very engaged and active until suddenly mom’s health took a turn. We … Continue reading

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