Journaling

I never was a fan of journaling nor understood why people journaled. However, when I did begin journaling, it helped me tremendously. Connie began to journal a bit while we were finishing up the book, The Courage to Be Imperfect.  She was assembling ideas together for the next book she planned to write. She said …

Phone Call

I was having a conversation with Connie’s brother, Mark today.  At one point we began discussing blogging when he suggested I write more about the phone call with my mom at the end of the chapter, “Lost Dazed and Confused”.  Therefore, that is where this blog begins. I called my mom because I honestly had …

A Conversation

I was having a conversation with someone this week about the book and I made the statement that there was so much more that happened which wasn’t captured in the book.   That conversation sparked the thought that I should write more about one of those episodes in my next blog.  So, after much consideration, I …

Caregiving

Chapter Two of my book, “You Have Got to be Kidding Me” is entitled ‘Pittsburgh and Dr. Who?’. This is where I realized for the first time, I became a caregiver to Connie. I was the one who took Connie to the hospital for her first lumpectomy, stayed through the surgery then took her home …

Decisions

Being a caregiver oftentimes you must make decisions. Whether you like it or not, most of those decisions are made right on the spot with no time to consider all the ramifications. There are a few that come to my mind, like a video, that I can see so clearly. One of the important decisions …