Tag Archives: aging

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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I don’t feel like me

It’s when I look in a mirror. The me that looks back at me is not the me I know. I even introduced myself to the me in the mirror, but no meaningful connection was made. I go to my … Continue reading

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Cancel the Dementia Screening

One of the “companions” of aging is the unspoken question, “Am I starting to forget things that I should be remembering?” This question is a bit comical to me in that, having worked as a pastor in a church, I … Continue reading

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End of the Third Quarter

In a few days I will be 75 years old. Another way to say it is that I am beginning my 76th year.  My husband always adds 9 months to his age as he believes life starts at conception. But, … Continue reading

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If Aging had an On/Off Switch

I glanced at a TV documentary of medical research on children that don’t age normally. One little girl was six years old chronologically but lived in the body and mind of a six-month-old child. A boy who had lived forty … Continue reading

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No Sunday Shoes

I carefully chose clothes to wear to church today. I tried to find something that is casual but respectful of an environment that facilitates the worship of God. I wore nice slacks, a black top and a classy black and … Continue reading

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Both Old and Homesick

I never knew old people would feel waves of homesickness. I thought that was an experience of children. But today I passionately miss both my Mom and my Dad. Maybe it is because today is their wedding anniversary. I nurtured … Continue reading

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From King Size Bed to Twin

It was with intrigue that I first heard the phrase: “Aging is a diminishing experience”. I remember the time and place as a medical/ethical conference at Trinity Seminary in 2001. The guest speaker. who introduced this thought. was Vernon Grounds. … Continue reading

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You are Thankful for What?

I listened carefully as my friend described to me the findings of her recent medical workup. The past couple of years have been a battle with cancer. The cancer is gone but side effects from chemo and an unexplained anemia … Continue reading

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Are Bare Trees Happy?

In conversation with an older friend, I heard her say, “The trees are losing their leaves.” She continued, “I love it. They are so happy to not have to hold the weight of all those green leaves.” Because I have … Continue reading

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