I had a wonderful day with E!
After fighting for a year to get family to let her live near me, she moved here in July. The transfer was hard at first. New apartment, new town, new staff, new friends, new routine. Then she broke her arm. The move is what she wanted, but it hasn't been easy.
We've been trying to do little things - an outing here, some shopping there - to help her get more comfortable in her new hometown. She's settling in and adjusting. She's made a few friends at the Assisted Living Read more [...]
In the past couple of days I’ve received phone calls, messages, and texts from half a dozen women who need comfort, help, or love. Some of them I hadn’t heard from in months or years. I like them all. They are wonderful ladies.
Here is a conversation between my husband and me:
Me: It’s like God is doing something. Like he wants me to love and care about these women. But I suck at that.
Ron: Maybe God isn’t satisfied with you sucking at that.
Me, looking very dejected: Yuck! When God isn’t Read more [...]
Day four of breathing treatments.
I don’t have asthma, but since a short bout with pneumonia ten years ago, when I get a respiratory infection I need breathing treatments. It rarely happens, but when I do get this kind of sick, it can be scary.
I have one now. I've had it since Sunday night. And yes, I'm on antibiotics and steroids.
Christmas morning started with a breathing treatment. The week has consisted of spending time with kids while trying to manage being ill and cheerful. Thankfully Read more [...]
I’m in Denver for a few weeks with a loved one. She needs my help right now. She's been ill and is in a rehab hospital. I've been here four of the last six weeks. I'll be here for weeks at a time the next few months. I am here by myself. This is going to be a long journey, one I’m privileged to walk with her.
As I walked down the hall a man with dementia was crying. A staff member kindly and gently asked him what’s wrong. “You can’t bring my son back,” he sobbed. I don’t know his history Read more [...]