I had been a giver of care to my Mama for fifteen years until she left this earth to be with the LORD on January 30, 2013. Mama was a special lady. She became a widow at age 46 and had three young girls to raise. We were 12, 10, and 7 when Daddy died of Pancreatic cancer in 1960. She was strong. She could be stubborn! She was a sports fan, especially to her Chicago and San Diego teams, both baseball and football. She was loving and lovable. She was a wonderful Navy wife, doctor’s wife, mother, friend to many, and especially to this daughter as I aged. Mama had diabetes, becoming insulin dependent at age 85. She also had dementia which took her (and me) on many-a-roller-coaster-ride for better than those fifteen years.
On this page of my blog, I am linking the posts I have written for Being Woven of my experiences of giving care to Mama. I will also link up a series I wrote, beginning July 18, 2014, for Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood.
5/14/2009 Thankful in the Midst
4/21/2010 Her Mind
8/25/2010 Parenting When I am Not One?
7/16/2011 My Precious Mama
8/30/2011 Soli Deo Gloria – For God’s Glory Alone
or @ Granola Bar
7/18/2014: @ Soli Deo Gloria/Connections – Giving Care God’s Way or @ Being Woven
8/15/2014: Connections: Tough Decisions in Caregiving or @ Being Woven
10/22/2014: Connections: Preserving Dignity or @ Being Woven
11/19/2014: Connections: Memory’s Music or @ Being Woven
12/17/2014: Connections: Is Giving Care Different During the Holidays? or @ Being Woven
1/23/2015: Connections: Journaling Your Way Through Caregiving, Part 1 or @ Being Woven
1/30/2015: Connections: Journaling Your Way Through Caregiving, Part 2 or @ Being Woven
2/25/2015: Connections: Careful Medications and Eldercare or @ Being Woven
3/20/2015: Connections: Are You Being Spent in the King’s Service? or @ Being Woven
5/8/2015: Connections: Caring for the Caregiver, Part 1 or @ Being Woven
5/15/2015: Connections: Caring for the Caregiver, Part 2 or @ Being Woven
9/25/2015: Connections: We Need Laughter or @ Being Woven