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Blessing – Day 12

Terribly hard day today – my birthday is here, and I miss my mom so much it hurts. Day 12/Verse 12 of acrostic prayer poem*:   Thank you God for the blessing of loss, for learning to live love. Each … Continue reading

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The Last Mile – Day 4

Some background information about my mom, lest you have information about her only from her dying days – As I mentioned in another post, my mom was brilliant. I don’t say that lightly – she truly was brilliant. In 1945, … Continue reading

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The Last Mile – Day 3

My mom and I had been through a lot together in the years leading up to her stroke. I was her fierce advocate in the healthcare jungle, her memory when she needed it, her caregiver, and her daughter. The day … Continue reading

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The Last Mile – Day 2

I’ve been thinking about my mom all day. Not mournfully, but instead placing myself back three years in time, and thinking about her incredible Eleanor-ness during the 13 days between stroke and death. In those days, I learned about dignity, … Continue reading

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The Last Mile

This morning, I had a really hard time getting out of bed. I felt fully awake, and part of me was pushing for a productive morning. That part, sadly, lost the tug-of-war. Gone were aspirations for raking the leaves, putting … Continue reading

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Grieving My Mother’s Death

Grief has walked beside me for much of my life.  I have grieved loss of childhood, loss of innocence, loss of trust, loss of intimacy, loss of hope, loss of confidence, loss of loss.  You name it, I’ve grieved it. … Continue reading

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