Category Archives: parenthood

Cycles or New Normals

Dad’s, of course, in a hard place…has been for years.  However, lately it seems ‘harder’ yet if you asked me to give you the reasons, I’m sure I couldn’t.  Here are a few things I’ve noticed.  He seems more detached.  … Continue reading

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Plodding on

Watching your dad slip away very, very slowly through a process involving great suffering is beyond hard.  I think I’m getting toughened though.  Things that would have, at one time, sent me into deep grief I now handle fairly easily.  … Continue reading

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So Many Stories

Today, mom is gone having a good respite with good friends.  Dad and I are just hanging out…chillin.  As mom was walking out the door, she says, ‘here’s a box of old photos that you might like to go through.’  … Continue reading

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Two months After

It’s been two months since dad had his stroke.  I realize there are updates that need to be made, one of those being that we do think it was a stroke.  We had conflicting doctor views on this but I … Continue reading

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My Dad

Monday morning, on my way to stoke my parent’s stove, I came around the corner and there was dad.  He was fixing potholes in his driveway.  I drove away chuckling.  He looked so much like a gnome.  It was a … Continue reading

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The wrong kind of milestone

There are happy milestones and sad milestones, some you wait impatiently for and some you hope and pray you never experience.  Dad is experiencing many of the latter and by association we are too.  Today I was reminded of this … Continue reading

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Restructuring

I’m doing a bit of restructuring with this blog.  I’ve actually started a new one and will only use this one for what it has become, a place to talk about dad’s journey and update those who like to check … Continue reading

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