My Last Visit with Mom

I just returned from a couple days sitting with my very sick mother in hospice.  She is dying and has refused any more treatment. I held her hand and prayed with her and we sang some of her favorite hymns together with my sister, Terri.  It was a sad time, but one...
Moving Cross-Country!

Moving Cross-Country!

Today, I am beginning an adventure: I’m driving cross-country to San Diego from Milwaukee to my new home.  I am filled with excitement at the prospect of moving to the beautiful weather of southern California, as well as daunted to be moving to a new state, city...
Saying GoodBye!

Saying GoodBye!

I’ve never had a problem saying goodbye before- whether it’s to a friend leaving after a good dinner together, to a daughter leaving for graduate school, when moving to a new home or to a loved one who passed away.  I am aware of the sweet sadness that...