What Did You Do During The War Grandma?

Woman in war

“Suppose they Gave a War and Nobody Came.” That was the caption on a popular poster back in the day.  Wouldn’t  it be lovely, but we are not there yet. And as Remembrance day approaches we remember the fallen in wars where everybody went and many didn’t return home. War leaves no stone unturned, no human untouched, and […]

Journey to Caregiving: Becoming Stronger Than You Know

  “We can’t wake her up.” The emergency room Dr. on call that day waited in silence for a reaction. Is she talking about sleeping beauty? – I wondered.  I  used to watch hospital TV dramas so I needed real medical terminology not the fairy tale version.  “Do you mean she is in a coma?” I asked. “Yes” Now we were getting […]

Empty Nest Day: Time to say Goodbye

I can’t believe that it has been three years since I wrote about my daughter going off to university.   Now I have experienced my final Empty Nest Day with my son leaving for his first semester.  The partial Empty Nest has become  finally empty.  The first cut was not the deepest. It is when the last child leaves […]