Young people. Older people. Shorter people. Tall people. Skinnier people. Pleasingly plump people. Injured people. Elite athletic extremely fit people. One-legged people. Broken arm people. Asthmatic people. Cancer people. On-a-mission people. Fathers and daughters. Mothers and sons. Husbands and wives. Brothers. Sisters. Friends. Lovers. Family. Runners. Joggers. Walkers. Hobblers. The running community encompasses all kinds of people. And at races, you will see every kind there … Continue reading We came. We saw. My husband conquered.
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS A TON OF PHOTOS AND IS SUPER LONG! This was about half-way through my run yesterday. I had to stop by and visit my mom at St. Mary’s Cemetery. It hurt. I bawled my eyes out and that felt good. Really good. As I think about my mom today, I am going to share some random thoughts and lots of pictures from the … Continue reading Grief…
Even though I use writing as therapy, I don’t have too much to say yet (yes, it is still plenty!). I will. When the time is right. For now, my heart is too heavy and it feels like it was smashed to smithereens. I know it will heal, but I also know it is going to take time. Lots of time. I spoke at my … Continue reading She’s gone
We all have feelings, but when dealing with elderly, dying parents, your feelings/emotions are going to run the gamut – sometimes from one minute or even one second to the next – and it can take a toll. There’s anger. Sadness. Guilt. Joy. Love. Helplessness. Fear. Relief. Bitterness. Exhaustion. You can feel resentful. Happy. Overwhelmed. Worried. Thankful. Appreciative. Neglectful. Controlling. Numb. I know there are so many … Continue reading Time to get more real, more raw
These are pictures of my awesomely loving parents almost one year ago. Here are pictures of them today: The reality? Their health has declined. I knew it would. My dad with his Alzheimer’s and mom with her dementia. They are fading. They are suffering and it hurts. MY DAD My dad recently moved to the nursing home in Parkers Prairie, but he is not doing … Continue reading Reality