Tag Archives: Michael

Medical update — 041211

Mom’s been slowly declining since Saturday.  While her vital signs hold steady, she keeps asserting her strongest desire to be done; to leave her body behind; to be with Jesus.  Naturally, others want her to stay.  No matter…when it’s time, … Continue reading

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Medical update — 041011

Mom was sitting in a big hospital armchair when I arrived at 9am.  She’d been there since 5, and was lovin’ the beautiful view from her windows.  But the shaking caused by Parkinson’s Disease was wearing her out, so we … Continue reading

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Medical update — 040911

I got the call at 2:30 this morning.  Mom was found on the floor beside her bed.  She didn’t respond to the Piedmont Place nurses who then took her vital signs.  They were much too low.  Paramedics were called, and … Continue reading

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A happy contraction; an embarrassing retraction — 010211

I’ll tell two stories today.  The retraction will come last in the hope that you won’t get that far.  I’ll even throw in some pictures to distract you. It’s been a long time coming, but Mom is about to get … Continue reading

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Preparation — 122410

She’s been busy, my mother.  Over the past couple of weeks, she’s given away clothing she thinks will never be worn again.  She’s returned borrowed books to their owners, and given away many others leaving her now with a Bible … Continue reading

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Repositioning her life — 101210

Mom has been concerned with the well-being of a close friend for over two weeks now.  So intense has it been that she decided to take a break from her thoughts and go to a movie with other residents on … Continue reading

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Family secrets — 091310

My baby sister’s been here and back (to Maryland) twice in the past month.  My baby brother stayed here the whole month before heading home (to Germany) yesterday.  We are nothing if not a global family.  This is one of … Continue reading

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