• Christmas Moments with Mama…

    We just had our third Christmas without Mama.  Wow.  As I run into people almost daily who are going through Alzheimers with someone they love, it is a constant reminder of the journey, one I wouldn’t wish on my worst…

  • Permanence…

    I walked in the back door like I always do.  It was early one morning recently, before the sun had risen, and there he was…. sitting at the table.   He never does that.  It almost scared me.  The words we’d…

  • Mama’s Shoes.

    Mama’s been gone a while now and as many of you can relate, it seems like ten years and it seems like last week.  Since she passed, we slowly but surely have gone through things of hers which never gets…

  • Bus Trip to Healing.

    279 days ago, Mama went to heaven.  Part of me wanted to run behind her and part of me left with her.  Alzheimers did all it could to take from us, and yes, it succeeded in taking two things most…

  • Little Notes.

    Caroline’s birthday is next week and so odd it’s timing. I opened a journal this morning I’d not used in a while and in it was this note Mama had written herself obviously as a little reminder we needed to…

  • I’m not motherless.

    Just recently, I was at Mama’s, and on occasion, Daddy and I will go through a cabinet or drawer and see what in the world she’d tucked away.  In a cabinet we’d been in before was this photo, really big…

  • The Gift.

    Twenty-four days ago, my Mama went to heaven.  It’s taken me these three weeks to put this on paper because it’s so precious to me and it’s hard to share right now… it’s on my heart every day.  When someone…

  • The Bouquet.

    I share this here so I can keep it with memories I’ve kept of Mama.  I wrote it a few nights ago, a short time before she left us.  I was watching her breath, her little heart struggling, and I was…