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Marital Status

This morning I am pondering the question my adopted granddaughter asked me last night. “Besta, (Norwegian for Grandma) are you still married now that Virgil died?” I hadn’t really thought about it. I answered, “I don’t think so. Then, for … Continue reading

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Cookie Crumbs and Cat Hair

As I step into this new season, I wake up to quiet. I no longer hear the rhythmic thud of my husband’s quad cane as he struggles to cross the kitchen floor. I no longer hear the ding of a … Continue reading

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The Words I Needed to Hear

Thoughts intrude upon my mind with messages not of my own creation. In the blur of the night following my husband’s death, these words woke me form my fitful sleep: “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our … Continue reading

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Maybe we Paint an Onion

“What would you like us to do today on your 92nd birthday?” This was my question yesterday to my husband.  His immediate response was “Maybe we should paint an onion.” Given his dementia, I am usually not surprised by unexpected … Continue reading

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Just this one relationship…

I doubt that there is anyone who has better friends or more friends than I do.  I am grateful to God and to my friends for the gift they are to me. Yet, I find myself mourning the lack of … Continue reading

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A Smile and a Receipt

(Please read yesterday’s post “I don’t feel like me” for context here.) I woke up this morning to greet my new hair color and subsequently my new face in the mirror. As I pondered and tried on different expressions, I … Continue reading

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Did I Miss the Parade?

I really don’t mind missing a parade. I know today is July 4 and a parade comes naturally to mind. For some it’s a tradition and a fun way to celebrate. Watching the parade implies appreciation for those passing by … Continue reading

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