Grief Interruptus

I am continuing on this theme of Mom’s transition.  As you know, when someone close to you dies, the grief and sadness is overwhelming. And the extraordinary experiences begin.  We all have stories.  If you haven’t had these experiences, watch for them next time. My...

Mom’s Transition

Journey’s take many twists and turns, some expected, some not.  You are never ready for death even when you know it is coming. Mom’s last week was very interesting. On Tuesday, September 15, we were up early and went to morning Mass. The cathedral is about 2 blocks...

The Caregiver Dilemma

Many adults will have the opportunity to care for a loved one, who is in the dying process. As life will have it, there will be work and other commitments calling your attention. How do you handle all of the emotions and responsibilities? I will share with you my...

Joy or Anger, Your Choice

Today, when I got up, I was agitated.  So history: I am staying with Mom and co-caregiver with my sister and brother-in-law. She is on hospice and in her last months or weeks. There are a couple of things that I do with her, to support her, that tick me off. We do...

Peppermint Chocolate Coffee and…

One of those days/weeks. Caregiving for family member is an honor, rewarding and a challenge. It is a journey that we will all go through (caregiver and receiving care). You will sit in and move through every emotion, every day. These emotions include: happiness, joy,...