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Resting and Recovering

With Patty, back in 1981, I had stayed by her side day and night for the four or so days it took her to leave us. But, my mother’s slide was too gradual. Too slow. And so I wasn’t with her when she left. Or perhaps I should say that my Body was not with her? I am becoming aware that a huge part of my inner self was with her — and is only slowly returning to me.

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Posted in connecting, lying fallow, Marathons, Mothers, mysteries, Needed Repair Time

Journeying: Here and There

My mother loved science fiction and brought that openness and curiosity about what might be to our family. Openness and curiosity are helpful. However, I’m learning that more is required. Effort has a key part to play. As I anticipate the new Apple iOS 7 upgrade, I realize I am going to have to invest time, energy and effort to learn it.

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Posted in Adventures, connections, Curiosity, learning

Thinking of Valleys and Shadows

As I sat with my mommy, I remembered what a friend shared about when her dad was dying. A big no-nonsense nurse told her and her brothers and sisters: “You all stop pestering him and leave him ALONE! Dying is Hard Work.”

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Posted in Faith, going THROUGH the sorrow, Grief, hearing myself, LOVE

Color as Therapy?

Give Sorrow Words, the Grief that Does Not Speak,
Whispers to the Or’ Fraught Heart and Bids it Break.

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Posted in Colors, connecting, connections, Expand my Heart, Mothers, processing on deeper levels

A Long Earthly Journey, Completed

But best of all, Mom was a Loving Listener — not just to me, but to countless friends.

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Posted in appreciation, connecting, LOVE, Mothers, relationships, Transitions, web of life

Dying: “It’s not so bad . . .”

It was just a few weeks ago that You had Patty come (dream or vision or ?) and tell her, “Don’t be afraid, Grandma. It’s [dying] not so bad.” I do have to remind mom of that. But when I do, she always lights up and smiles. She remembers it!

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Posted in a hand up, accepting my need for help, comfort, encourage and comfort, Families, Mothers

A Word of Comfort for My Mom — and for Me

When Patty was ill she had said she wasn’t afraid of being dead — it was dying that worried her.

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Posted in being repotted, Caring, Choosing Meaning, daughters

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Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching