For many friends with whom I'm connected on social media, the news of my mother Anne's passing on April 29 is not new "news". Although on a limited basis because I don't have words to properly describe the cavalcade of emotions I'm feeling, I have been sharing a bit. I'd thought that by now, I … [Read more...] about What Now?
The Hug: Close to the Brokenhearted
I am, apparently, a very slow learner. Intellectually, I understand the fundamental changes that are happening in my day-to-day life as a result of my mother's declining health. I am growing increasingly effective at centering my days around the many tasks that need to happen to support her and … [Read more...] about The Hug: Close to the Brokenhearted
Choosing Hope over Fear
These days, I am far too often tempted to fear. Fear awakens me in the middle of the night and nags at me in the quiet moments of my days. The fear of helping care for my parents has become too pervasive. For me, caregiving is a balancing act shared with my siblings. Right now, as I'm temporarily … [Read more...] about Choosing Hope over Fear
Has My Lent Been “Enough”?
"Has my Lent been enough this year?" That's the question I found myself pondering this morning as I prayed my way through today's Gospel from John's account of Jesus' passion and death on the cross. Have I prayed enough? Have I fasted sufficiently? Have I given alms with generosity and … [Read more...] about Has My Lent Been “Enough”?