The ice came

Ice that formed on the trees above the parking lot of the church across the street from my mom’s house. That parking lot was the scene of three siblings sitting quietly in a car, tapped in collectively by bluetooth, listening to a doctor, letting the options sink in, saying thank you and hanging up, then […]

David & Gabe’s shower

My niece is having a baby! We celebrated with a grand party. I’ve come to enjoy showers where all folks are invited. Had extra fun teasing my great niece over the game where you try and get folks to say the keyword and steal all their mini clothespins. (The word was baby.) More photos…

Back home

I shouldn’t have left that last post dangling for so many days. Mom came home with her heart back in rhythm after a week in the hospital. Family pulled together and made sure she was never alone through her stay. Now we sort through the path ahead, grateful and focused. We know more than we […]

Arrhythmia

Been here with a loved one since Saturday. Every day some new tests. No conclusive answers. Waiting is always the hardest part. She’d rather be tending to her garden.

Blenko

After talking about it for years, we made a road trip down to tour the Blenko Glass Company. Mom has collected their wares since her youth. This was my first time visiting the company store, museum and factory floor. Hindsight? We should’ve scheduled the trip around a class to make some of our own glasswork. […]

A special dress

My brother Robert sent a text with an image of this dress saying mom was keen on it. ‘Nuff said. What’s her size? I asked. Within the week we were able to see how lovely it was. My mom? She’s beautiful.

My brother, one year older

Oh, here’s the photo my mom made.

Dropping off supplies for the oncoming snow that never came

Milk and bread. That’s all my mom wanted before the winter storm hit and I was braving the grocery store. Dropped things off and chatted for a good while, having one of those conversations you may find yourself lucky enough to have with a parent. Thinking out loud over the challenges and joys of life […]