Be in the Right Place at the Right Time

I was terrified.  My four-year-old son had awakened with unexplained bruising, and while there is a lot more to this story, I’ll leave that for another time.  After my oldest was done with school that awful day, I loaded the kids into the car to drive the hour to the… Read more“Be in the Right Place at the Right Time”

The Blessing of a Cancer Fighting Concert

A bald head, mouth covered by the familiar blue mask, peeked around the corner.  A 14 or 15 year-old-boy pulled his IV pole along behind him.  His mother followed, dragging a chair on wheels and carrying a sax.  He shuffled farther down the hall until he was across from Andrew’s room. … Read more“The Blessing of a Cancer Fighting Concert”

Fight Cancer and Stand with God

I have to admit, that worships at our house are fun and rousing times.  Randy and I are ready to relax and the songs we choose tend to be mellow and comforting, songs like “I will lift my eyes, to the hills and their Creator,” “Father God,” and more like… Read more“Fight Cancer and Stand with God”

Leave the Light on for Me – Alzheimer’s Caregiving

“Ok Mom, you take care, let me talk to dad a second.” It’s the first time I’ve spoken with Dad since he got out of the hospital.  The diagnosis is years old, the problem is new every day. Alzheimer’s. Mom can’t take dad home unless he can walk and this… Read more“Leave the Light on for Me – Alzheimer’s Caregiving”

In Dark Moments of Caregiving-Sing Hallelujah

The anesthesiologist let us know, in subtle ways, that he didn’t really appreciate having this emergency procedure to squeeze in amongst all the other operations scheduled for the day.  A little impatient, a little harried, and just a little unsettled that we parents were still standing by four-year-old Andrew’s gurney. … Read more“In Dark Moments of Caregiving-Sing Hallelujah”

Family: the Biggest Blessing to Caregivers

This has to be the easiest Five-Minute Friday prompt we’ve ever had AND it ties into my #write31days theme of unexpected blessings during caregiving.  I’m supposed to only write for five minutes, but I’ve had so many years of stocking up precious moments. Ready?  Set?  Go! Family: the Biggest Blessing… Read more“Family: the Biggest Blessing to Caregivers”

31 Days of Unexpected Blessings from Caregiving

Unexpected Blessings From Caregiving? Absolutely! A caregiver’s life is crazy!  Schedules, blood counts, dementia, appointments, medications, life-threatening emergencies, dietary needs, physical therapy – caregiving can simultaneously drain you and drive you bonkers.  But most caregivers wouldn’t have it any other way because you are helping, serving and loving someone important.  Plus… Read more“31 Days of Unexpected Blessings from Caregiving”