Photo memories of Mom

All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget.   ~John Berger Sometimes I have to rely on the lens of memory to see her as the true beauty she once was. Waiting for the occupational therapist to arrive, my widowed mother is slumped in a chair in her new assisted living apartment. Her […]

Moving Mom

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou Yesterday, while labeling my mother’s clothing and underwear, I had a surreal moment in which I felt as if I were moving another kid to college. In reality, we’re getting ready to transfer […]

Mom, no matter what

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.  ~Bernard M. Baruch I won the book this summer, but it sat unread for weeks, buried on my nightstand under a tall stack of novels and review copies. Joy No Matter What: Make Three Simple Choices to Access Your Inner […]