Monthly Archives: September 2011

Maybe I Can Bring a Smile

A friend of mine is in the process of aligning her income to her lifestyle. If being a Senior Adult were an academy she would be in pre-school, in other words, she is younger than I am. A few weeks … Continue reading

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It’s Fun, Anyway!

My “granddaughter” will be five years old in a couple of weeks. What can I get her for her birthday? I want it to be something special. I’m thinking of the longing in her voice and eyes when she washed … Continue reading

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Because Your Grandma Loved Me

Tonight there will be a gathering of family and close friends. We will gather to pray for you as you begin the journey toward becoming a cancer survivor.  When your mother, whom I consider my sister, told me of your … Continue reading

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Barren Walls/Blossoming Heart

I wanted to visit my friend in her home one last time before she moved to a senior living facility with supportive services. This home, from which she will soon move, has the fragrance of a sanctuary for me and … Continue reading

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A Medal and Memories

The Wisconsin Senior Olympic event that was scheduled for September 2, at the Zoo had to be canceled because of heat and humidity.  My head knew this was a wise call but my heart sank. I wanted to do this … Continue reading

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Uncrushable Memory Faith

I called my friend tonight to ask what she has learned about her son’s diagnostic work up. She had already told me that he had a lump on his neck and that a needle biopsy had revealed cancer.  We were … Continue reading

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An Unspeakable Gift

As a community health nurse it was my responsibility to meet with hospitalized patients prior to their discharge to arrange follow up home care. The client I am remembering today was 34 years old. I had read her hospital chart … Continue reading

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