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The Family Dog

When Lola conceded to getting a family dog, she knew exactly what she was getting into.  A family dog, as the script reads so often, becomes the responsibility of the parents.  “Jazz” was just a pup when she came home. … Continue reading

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I’d Rather Go With You

I couldn’t wake in time today To go with you to walk Too tired, too weak, too dreary a morn – I guess I missed our talk It wasn’t long till I was up All dressed and fed and alert … Continue reading

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The Days Will Grow Longer

It was dark this morning when Kevin and I started out on our ceremonial walk through the woods.  It is not odd to be walking in the dark.  In fact, it is normal.  At least, it is normal at this … Continue reading

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There will never be another good-bye

It was five years ago today;  I walked alone to the entrance of Royal Victoria Hospital – on the sidewalk leading to you.  But you were not there… you were already walking beside me;  You were already holding my hand. … Continue reading

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This is what it feels like to have (had) cancer…

The sun may shine and the kids may play – you may hear laughter, song, and you may dance.. BUT I will always be with you You will think of me with every stitch you get in your side I … Continue reading

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10 000 Steps

One step, two steps, three steps or more I’ve made it out of bed and to the bathroom door – Counting now to twenty and up to thirty-eight Waking up to walk this ‘morn and hoping I won’t be late … Continue reading

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“Who wants to do aquafit this morning?” “I DO!”  I said. “Who wants to go for a walk in the woods?” “I DO!” I said. “Who wants to scale down and up that cliff?” “I DO!” I said. “Who wants … Continue reading

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Never really silent

We walked in silence, but my mind was far from quiet. It is tough to calm the brain when there is so much to think about:  David left for camp, Anne’s aunt passed away, the back deck is being renovated, … Continue reading

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The mind is willing…

The mind is willing but the body is unable. How many times did I hear my Dad use this very quote?  Did I ever pay attention? No.  It wouldn’t have done any good anyhow – what could I do to … Continue reading

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Shuffle along!

Oh, what good things a good night’s sleep can do! Last night – I put my mother’s heating pad around my aching legs.  Truthfully, I’m not sure if it was the heating pad or my mother’s healing hand that helped, … Continue reading

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