Beauty Can Be Found Amidst the Storm

The sky is turning dark. The clouds are rolling in. As you see the storm approaching, you might feel worried and scared. Your stomach is in knots. Your voice catches in your throat. It’s hard to speak the words you know are true. A bad storm is coming. You hear the clap of thunder. You … Continue reading Beauty Can Be Found Amidst the Storm

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How Can You Go on Living While Someone Is Dying?

My mom started hospice care about three weeks ago. Although I’ve known this was coming for quite some time, it was still upsetting to hear that her in-home healthcare nurse had suggested it to my dad. I knew she would be approved immediately upon an evaluation. During my visits over the last several months, I’ve … Continue reading How Can You Go on Living While Someone Is Dying?

Forgive Yourself for What You Didn’t Know, When You Didn’t Know It

I opened up my Facebook memories this morning to see pictures from my bridal shower, which was around this time eight years ago. In one of the pictures, I’m sitting in a chair, opening gifts, and my mom is standing behind me, looking absolutely clueless. She was about a year into her Alzheimer’s diagnosis at … Continue reading Forgive Yourself for What You Didn’t Know, When You Didn’t Know It