I miss my mom

She said this as her mother stood beside her. Her mother has rapidly progressing dementia. The mother of my good friend. I am around a lot so I see first-hand the angst of living with and caring for someone who was once vibrant, engaged, owned her own business and sang in the choir. Watching her awareness and recognition slowly fade. … Read More

Remember me – please?

This poignant plea uttered with both hope and fear. Made by a spouse who has lost a loved one. Quietly murmured to a friend, a neighbor, a caregiver. Silently directed at family members as they gather to grieve. Please keep caring about me. Call me to say hello and to ask how I’m doing. I may be feeling very sad … Read More