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my dad , we are so close
My father’s heart was, because it was his birthday.
I lifted my son’s heart recently! I write generic brief words on my 2 kids’ birthday cards, because the younger one tends to be jealous of my feelings for the older one. But I wrote a warm message on my son-in-law’s birthday card a couple yrs ago, and my son thought I loved my son-in-law more than him. Worrying about it recently, I finally found to words to tell my son about my great love and admiration for him. He was grateful.
I texted my grandma that I already miss her so much. I can tell by her response that my out-of-the-blue text meant so much to her and how she appreciated me texting her and thinking about her. It made my day, as well.
I think it would be good for me to send a text from my best friend from high school, as she has not heard from me or seen me in awhile. I think she would be very happy to hear from her old friend.
This question prompted me to call a mentor from 30+ years ago. She is preparing to live a life of paralysis and shows so much courage and strength that she effortlessly continues to inspire me. I have so much admiration and love for her, as well as for many others, people who keep putting one foot in front of the other and face things squarely.
My own – it’s feeling rather broken right now.
One day at a time. Sending courage and kindness to you Lauryn.
I’m so sorry that your is broken today. I’m going to send you 💘 and light right now and pray that your broken heart will mend.
I have a wonderful 91 yr old cousin in senior housing whom I’ll call. I did send a Thanksgiving card but will reach out verbally. Three adult nephews also come to mind who lost their dad, my younger bro in March. I’ll also call my cousin who’s living with cancer.
My dad… hospitalized yesterday. My younger daughter, having an important conversation today…
Healing prayers for your dad Patricia.
Hopefully my youngest daughter. She hasn’t spoken to me in six years. I’ve tried to respect her wishes by “leaving her alone” these many years, even as my infant grandson has grown into a boisterous first grader. I’ve waited through her second pregnancy and rejoiced alone when I heard through the grapevine she’d had another little boy. My heart has ached and grieved for my daughter, my grandsons and my son-in-law these long six years. I’ve prayed, wept, raged, and finally accepted I may never see her again. I’ve hoped I would live to see my grandsons would seek us out when they are men. Several months ago I accidentally discovered where my daughter is living. Armed with her address, I sent her a birthday card last Friday. I think she’ll get it today, possiblly tomorrow. I have no expectations, just the hope that she will be moved with compassion by the simple message I wrote inside. “I love you and I miss you. Mom”
Please Lord, have mercy…
Prayers for you and your daughter.
I understand the challenges of dealing with estrangement from adult offspring, likely pain in every choice available. Bless you, Devonna. It would lift my heart that each of you discover a way through that heals and, maybe even, reunites you!
I just got home from a musical performance in a nursing home. This time I gave a performance with my sister. She was there with me for the first time. She plays the flute and I play the piano. I enjoyed every minute. I find her sweet and pleasant. She also plays with a lot of feeling. Very nice. The best compliment comes from our audience. People with Alzheimer’s who sing along or tap the beat with their foot. A sign that the music touches them. Of course there was the Sound of Music in our repertoire. That touched all hearts.
My parents whom I have been neglecting as I get busy.
My son…who’s heart needs strength and courage during this challenging time in his life.
My loved ones and I will tell them and myself first how lucky I am to have them. I really take them for granted most of the times.
My Aunt Betty – I’ve been meaning to call her and I will after work today. I will also check in with my step-mother who has been in the hospital since Friday.
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