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The Three C's

For two plus years my husband and I gleaned information from a parent support group in conjunction to our son’s recovery/sobriety program. Each Thursday night different topics were discussed among the parents. One in particular came up again and again … Continue reading

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Hope For the Caregiver

“Be strong and courageous, do not be discouraged, for the LORD will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 I’ve read this verse countless times, but I never once thought about it the way I am thinking now. I … Continue reading

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When Life Gets Crazy

My mother, as a typical Southern belle, has decided she’s not ready to die right now after all (her words). We have all stepped up our care of them both however, especially my dad who seems to be failing fast. … Continue reading

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…and then some.

Last week I posted about being dry, seeking abundant grace and believing He would bring it. That very day I told my daily (sanity-saving) caregiver to go ahead and take the trip-of-a-lifetime just offered to her. No worries family is … Continue reading

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Tied Feet

Elizabeth Elliot always said, “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. I’ve … Continue reading

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Blessing Your Child

I come from a southern family! 5 generations of my mom’s side were born and raised in and around the Atlanta area. Can you say “Dawlin?” My poor dad didn’t stand a change living anywhere else. According to my maternal … 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 and deeper into dementia and my mother’s frailty seems more acute. A close precious friend is suffering the terrible side effects of throat radiation (!) … Continue reading

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Where You Don't Want to Go

The other morning I woke to the distinct impression of God telling me He was going to take me where I “don’t want to go.” What a strange thing to feel like God was saying. I wondered why I would … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad

Aging seems to vary for many people. Some do it so effortlessly, slowing down and gently bowing out over a long period of time. To others it comes suddenly and harshly. My mother and father so engaged and active were … Continue reading

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