Tag Archives: patience

Try again tomorrow

Which one do I choose? If I choose to walk – then I am a walker. If I choose to not walk – then I need one. Is it is a choice? Is it not a choice? Walking used to … Continue reading

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Round and round

“Mom, I don’t know what to do with myself.  I want to do – but I don’t have the energy.” “Just rest, Stacey.  Read a book.” “I don’t really feel like reading a book – I’d rather be in my … Continue reading

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It’s the little things…

It’s the little things in life that seem to matter the most when the chips are down.  These little things are the things I miss most about my Mom. I miss her smile, her laugh.  I remember Mom always being … Continue reading

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Standing on the precipice from winter to spring

Standing on the precipice from winter to spring – it seems that time just stands still.  There is no hurry.  The ground still sleeps.  It takes time to wake up having slept so long and so deep.  Like my body, … Continue reading

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On learning my limit and playing within it…

Oh boy. I did too much. What the heck?! How was I to know?  One day you wake up and are fully functioning and the next you are in a hospital bed – not able to sit up. I am … Continue reading

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It takes more courage…

It takes more courage to listen to someone crying – than it does to cry. It takes more courage to support than it does to be supported. It takes more courage to love than to be loved. It takes more … Continue reading

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The longest two week wait …. ever!

“My friend had cancer.  She had surgery and then more chemo  – but she died.” “Oh.  I’m so sorry.” Why do people feel the need to tell me the bad news stories?  There are certain times when it is okay … Continue reading

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The S-C-R-A-B-B-L-E of Life’s Moments

Time p-a-s-s-e-s (Double word score) Time stands s-t-i-l-l R-u-s-h (no bonus) R-e-s-t (Triple letter score) S-l-e-e-p.  W-a-k-e Hello and good-bye Givers and takers Joy and pain Health and sickness  (Did you use all your letters?) Peace and strife So much … Continue reading

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Today – I am just still

The blank screen stares me in the face. What can I write? To whom shall I write? What do I feel? How do I feel? Today I feel like I am drowning.  I am surrounded by life preservers, but am … Continue reading

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