Curse You

Yesterday, my oldest son (15 yrs old) got into the car after soccer practice and starts with, "Guess what?  I got called out of class today to the counselor's office to talk about our family's situation.  Apparently, there is something now in the computer system about dad, and the counselors wanted to talk to me... Continue Reading →

I Don’t See It

"I do not see the disease." "He seems pretty normal."  These are frequent comments from some.  Perhaps these sentiments are supposed to make me, the spouse, the caretaker, the one who drove the train to a diagnosis, feel better.  Or, maybe, it is to make you feel better - like it isn't actually happening and... Continue Reading →

Holding the Bucket – Married but Single

My real estate agent shared an inside expression with me recently.  She said there are times during a property transaction where an agent must carry his/her own bucket of responsibilities and the other agent's, too.  This was a perfect analogy for how I now feel.  It is me holding the family bucket.  No one else. ... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Volunteer

Today I grieve.  Getting out of bed was tough.  Getting off the couch even tougher.  It is the day I finally turned over the last of my volunteer responsibilities to someone else.  I didn't let it go easily - held on to it for entirely too long.  Saying goodbye to this part of my life... Continue Reading →

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