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Thanksgiving Blessings

When I count my blessings this Thanksgiving, I plan on including Emma, the woman I care for, at the top of my list. I’ve been caring for Emma for the past year, and she has helped me grow spiritually and emotionally and I am so glad I have gotten to know her. […]

By | November 8th, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments

Trick or Treating with Seniors

Halloween brings out the child in all of us. We remember the excitement of choosing a costume, going out into the autumn evening and anticipating the bounty of candy we would bring home at the end of the night. We loved the scary decorations, even the tacky ones, and the friendliness of neighbors who had as much fun distributing sweets as we had receiving them. […]

By | October 18th, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments

The Grandmother I Have Been Blessed With

I don’t remember Grandma as a healthy woman. She’s been homebound for so long, I am not sure I can even imagine her out and about. They tell me that when I was little she took me for walks in the park and played Candy Land with me at my house, but these are just [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|grandchildren, Holidays|0 Comments

Celebrating Senior Citizens

My grandfather was a World War II veteran who was lightly injured in the Battle of the Bulge and received a medal for bravery. He got married during the war, so he had no time for formal education when he came back from the military. He worked as a salesman for many years and provided [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments

My Father’s Day Wish

Father’s Day is coming up next Sunday, and I’m lying in bed picturing the perfect Father’s Day, one that reminds me of how the holiday used to be. […]

By | June 8th, 2017|Alzheimer's, Holidays|0 Comments

Here’s Why I Don’t Need National Nurses Week

Growing up, I dreamed of many professions, but nursing wasn’t one of them. My great aunt was cared for round the clock by nurses, and they were great women, but I only came to visit for an hour here and there and didn’t really understand what they were doing on a regular basis. […]

By | May 1st, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments

Making Easter different this year

When you think of Easter, what are the first things that come to mind? Easter eggs? Bunnies? Spring renewal? Or are you remembering mom in the kitchen, dad hiding eggs and both parents presiding over a family table filled with food and full of laughter? […]

By | April 7th, 2017|Caregiving, Holidays|0 Comments

The World According to Martin Luther King

In Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech, he envisioned a world in which race was no longer an issue: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” […]

By | January 9th, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments

A Busy Caregiver’s New Year’s Resolutions

Is it almost 2017 already? How did that happen? I’ve been so busy that I barely noticed 2016 go by. I’m a live-in for an older woman who needs 24/7 care and of course I have obligations to my parents and sisters as well. My mom asked me recently about my New Year’s resolutions, and my first instinct was to say, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” […]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Caregiving, Holidays|0 Comments

The Value of Traditions

When I was little, my mom and dad made a huge deal out of the holiday season. They would bring out all the decorations from the attic and buy a few more. There would be holiday music playing on the record player (yes, it was that long ago) and chestnuts roasting over a fire. My parents weren’t wealthy, but they always put a lot of thought into choosing the perfect gift for each of us and invested in festive wrapping paper, ribbons and cards.

By | December 13th, 2016|grandchildren, Holidays|0 Comments