My 93 year old grandmother was placed on hospice care this week. Her daughters and grandchildren are rallying around her, trying to provide her, and ourselves, with comfort during her final days. She has been blessed with a long, healthy life, with a patient, steady husband of over 60 years, who predeceased her, with four daughters who love her, and with a … Continue reading As My Grandmother Lays Dying
One of my Facebook friends posted this quote the other day. I'm sure she meant it as inspiration, but it struck me as a little holier than thou and judgmental. Seriously, we and we alone have sole control over EVERYTHING in our lives? Nothing is that simple. While I agree that our choices greatly impact our lives, … Continue reading Seriously?
What is the riskiest thing you've ever done? Jump out of an airplane? Travel abroad alone? Leave a job or relationship that wasn't working? Start a business? Pursue a dream? Something else? For me, it was to put my uncensored writing out there for others to see - and to criticize. I thought I would be … Continue reading Risk and Vulnerability