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Heartfelt Wisdom

       I watched mom as she read my printed reminder validating she was home. I had asked the Lord to give me a way to help her remember. The idea for the note was pressed upon my heart from God’s infinite wisdom. I do not have the wisdom it takes to care for mom, but...

Mamma’s Scent

My sister bought Mamma roses for Valentine’s Day. I admired the colorful flowers but they were not strongly scented. As they began to wilt and their color dulled a strong and sweet fragrance was emitted. This only lasted a few days and the dried roses now hang without...

Make Room

I resisted the inevitable. Mom was unable to care for herself and needed to move in with me. My internal conflict between caring for mom and living my own life was real. Spending time with my children and grandchildren while writing and teaching was important. How...

Honor is a Golden Opportunity

     My beautiful mom is nearing the end of her golden years. She has always been smart, beautiful, loving, and kind. Reading, playing games, solving cross-word puzzles, and watching game shows furthered her limited childhood classroom education. Her love of reading...

When Help Doesn’t Help

         My mother struggles to eat breakfast before taking her daily medications. She loves McDonald’s fried apple pies so one day I took her one. An hour or so later she felt weak and faint. I was trying to help but I realized later the pie was too sweet to eat for...

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