My Mom’s World Got Bigger When She Died

After my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, her world became increasingly smaller. It started with losing her ability to drive. She could no longer go out anywhere unless someone else was able to take her. Since my dad was still working full-time, she would have to wait until he got home from work or had … Continue reading My Mom’s World Got Bigger When She Died

I Can’t Stop Thinking About Death Since My Mom Died

I often wonder if the average person thinks about death as often as I do. If someone doesn’t answer the phone or respond to a text right away, I think they must have died. If one of my dogs starts coughing or making a weird noise, I think they must be dying. I am well-aware … Continue reading I Can’t Stop Thinking About Death Since My Mom Died

I Am Dreading the Months Leading Up to the First Anniversary of My Mom’s Death

Last week I wrote a post about how I’m actually feeling excited about the holiday season in spite of it being the first one without my mom. That’s all real and true. I’m not dreading the holidays at all this year. I’m actually really excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But there’s something else that’s been … Continue reading I Am Dreading the Months Leading Up to the First Anniversary of My Mom’s Death

Alzheimer’s Took My Mom’s Life. The Pandemic Took Her Funeral.

If you were only allowed to have ten people at your mother’s funeral, who would you pick? How would you decide? Could you decide at all? Imagine having to call those ten people to invite them to your mother’s funeral. Imagine the backlash you would receive from the family members who weren’t invited. Imagine there … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Took My Mom’s Life. The Pandemic Took Her Funeral.