Tag Archives: letting go

Today I Let Go…


…of some, “Oh, I remember this from childhood” and “This was a wedding gift given to Mom in Dad in 1953!”  I also let go of plenty “maybe someday” and “I’d sure love to do this one day” and especially … Continue reading

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Loss and Brain Injury: One more layer of letting go


I’ve been offline quite a bit recently, just going through the motions of preparing for a move and taking items to our local auctioneer, resting more than usual, and icing my neck and shoulder.  I fell last week…so have been … Continue reading

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Pre-Memorial


I apologize for my distinct lack of desire to relive this, but alas, it’s history, it’s not ‘flowing’ or coming out as easily as other writings have…it’s overwhelming at times and I just have to step away and take a … Continue reading

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Insomnia, the cat, and crying at the kitchen table


I have been minimally surviving the last several day, re-living Dad’s dying is still so very painful to walk through again.  Add to that I have run out of sleep meds and there’s a snafu with the prescription, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Days 9 and 10 with Dad (Thurs. April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2013)


Days 9 and 10 with Dad (Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2013) With uncle taking the day shift of being with Dad, Richard and I went back to Dad’s assisted living apartment; it’s the only place I knew … Continue reading

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Day 8 with Dad (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)


Day 8 with Dad (Wednesday, April 24, 2013) We are growing wearier from our vigil in that small room.  Uncle told me I missed out on the harpist who came in and played for Dad earlier today, he said it … Continue reading

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Day 6 with Dad at Hospice


Day 6 with Dad (Monday, April 22, 2013) Continuing to witness Dad’s health’s decline, the watching and waiting, the hyper vigilance is exhausting, but time is a gift, even now.  My brain is beginning its own slow decline.  I’m meshing … Continue reading

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Day 5 with Dad (Sunday, April 21, 2013)


Day 5 with Dad (Sunday, April 21, 2013) Dad is declining, slowly.  Sometimes his hands and feet are warm, and sometimes they’re cold as ice.  I know this is a natural process and I appreciate the comfort, confidence and calmness … Continue reading

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Anniversary, Traumaversary or Survivorversary


I swore I wouldn’t blog about this, but as much as I tried to avoid it yesterday, the little wounded heart and brain both said, “It was 10 years ago today…and we still hurt.” Ten years ago yesterday another unfortunate … Continue reading

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Holding On and Letting Go: A Foundational Piece to TBI


It had been an idea in the back of my head all year long, to once again try my hand at selling on eBay.  Motion would back this idea whenever I found something I could, “Flip on eBay”, as I … Continue reading

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