I know Mother's Day is tomorrow, and I know it's the time for every mom to receive flowers, treats, and presents. But unfortunately, this isn't that kind of celebratory post. So, if you're looking for something to warm your hearts and inspire you to celebrate this annual day of recognizing your great mom, stop reading … Continue reading A sobering Mother’s Day reminder from my mom
Previously I had written about living with my 87-year-old mom and her various health issues. The latest has been her skin condition. For the past several months, we've seen her skin turn dryer, even scalier. And she's been scratching herself almost non-stop every day. Many times to the point of bleeding. To say we've sought … Continue reading Parenting in reverse #3 — my mom and aging
Her name's AG and she has Alzheimer's. She's also my 87-year-old mom. I've blogged about my strained relationship with her and my discomfort when around the elderly. I know that probably makes me Public Enemy #1. Certainly, it isn't something I bandy around like a badge of honour. For wasn't it one of God's Ten … Continue reading How can I be a better son on World Alzheimer’s Day?
Ever get this niggling feeling at the back of your mind? Like there's something you need to do or ponder? Maybe it's a message you keep putting off writing cos you don't know what to say or what it's all about? Or you feel it's still too soon to say it, yet it keeps bugging … Continue reading Parenting in reverse #1: my “discomfort” with mom
What's I.W.D. to my mom?^ Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com She sits all day In that caged chair uprightLocked in by the armrestsHemmed in by table slide She sits all day Color pencils in handTo bring life to black and whitePictures from my son, her little man She sits all day my momIt's all that … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #18