Monthly Archives: July 2014

Hell

I hope you’re never, ever in the position to receive a phone call from your mother, shut away in a memory care unit, and hear her sobbing, begging to be let out, begging to be allowed to come home, to … Continue reading

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Moving Mom, Part 2

Well, it’s done. The rehab facility released Mom this past Tuesday and I drove her straight to her new home. (Home? Prison? Warehouse?) I spent the day with her (10 hours) to ease the transition, to give her a familiar … Continue reading

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Moving Mom, Part 1

The past week or so has been a tad surreal what with choosing a place for Mom to live, moving her furniture and meager belongings, and setting up her space.  I’d post pictures here, but I want her to be … Continue reading

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No One Said It Would Be Easy…

…but somehow I didn’t expect it to be so hard.  I didn’t anticipate the way grief and frustration and fear sneak up on me at the strangest moments (usually when I’m out in public, strolling the grocery aisles for instance, when … Continue reading

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A New Chapter

Been a while since I’ve been on here (sorry).  Seems every time I log on, WordPress has changed how things look.  Always throws me for a loop.  I’m a creature of habit and I like learning something once and being … Continue reading

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