Category Archives: caregiving

She Will Take It All With Her

  When an old person dies, a library burns.     African proverb Mom is turning 94 in a few days. She is still kind and funny and self-aware. Her memory, though, is developing gaps. As I watch her struggling … Continue reading

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You Can’t Imagine

My 93-year-old mom has been going through a rough patch these past weeks. So have I. I’m her number one caregiver – or as she recently put it, “her best help and her best friend.” In the past year or … Continue reading

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This Is When I Think of You – A Meditation for Fellow Caregivers

Yes, you. My fellow caregiver. I think of you most often as I walk out of Mom’s senior living place. Perhaps it is 9:45 p.m. on a frigid winter night. I worked all day and then drove the half-hour journey … Continue reading

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