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Messages From and To the Dying

My mother’s dementia was progressing. She was acting different. Saying she could see the children lining up, she could see her mother. She would point to where they were standing, lining up, or hanging out. With dementia, her sentence structure was jumbled but when she spoke about the children and...

Treasure! That's What You Are!

My deceased mother wasn’t finished using the car radio to connect as I meandered North. She had another musical message to communicate. In my post, Stairway to Heaven, my mother uses “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan to applaud a joke and reveal that she was with me. While...

Stairway to Heaven

I welcomed returning to work after the countless, stressful, and unfamiliar medical conversations and decisions that materialized with doctors, nurses, and family members to best create comfort for my mother as she moved closer to death. While we alternated timeframes to sit by her bedside; the return to normalcy was...

The Mother Lode

Once the medical chaos, due to the copious heart wrenching decisions and urgent medical details were neatly wrapped up, I wearily resumed my consistent life which thankfully included a family vacation to paradise. Sensing that I probably hadn’t seen my mother in a long time, I uneasily scrutinized the calendar. ...