Hope and Inspiration

Senior man and woman praying together

Better Than Friends

Right after my mother’s open-heart surgery, my father ...

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Adult woman and senior mother

Helping the Helper

I called Mother and could hear the exhaustion and frustration in her voice. She had never complai ...

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Woman helping older woman out of the car

Knowing When to Take Control

My mother-in-law didn’t drive great distances. She made two trips a week on country roads withi ...

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Peaceful woman outdoors

God Is Doing a New Thing!

My husband was diagnosed with schizophrenia when our four daughters were all under the age of eig ...

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Mother and daughter hugging

Making Time for Everybody

I was helping my mother put her meds for the week in her pill organizer when my cell phone rang. ...

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Strawberry cake

Sweet Refuge

“I’m just not hungry,” my mother-in-law said. The che ...

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Happy couple eating ice cream

Make Every Day a Celebration!

When visiting Mom at her memory care center, I sometimes see ...

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Worried man

Striving for Patience

If you are a caregiver, then you know better than most how ...

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Woman praying in her bedroom

We Have a Plan

“This food tastes funny,” I say to my husband, Jean-Claude. “Here let me try it, ...

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Flowers growing on cracked concrete

Life Isn’t Error-free

In the years since my husband, Tim, became ill, I’ve been learning how to understand and naviga ...

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Caregiver listening to senior woman

Asking for Help

I pulled two house dresses from Mom’s closet. “Which one?” I asked her. “The re ...

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Serene woman holding a rosary

Changes

I called out as I let myself into Mom’s apartment. I set her groceries on the kitchen table. Mo ...

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Woman writing in notebook

Dear Diary

May 30, 1960. Dear Diary, today my daddy came home from his work trip to Indiana. He brought me t ...

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Rushes by the water

Missing Pieces

When Mom started losing everything from letters to gift cards, I remained patient. I figured when ...

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