We were sitting near the electric fireplace in the lobby. I had pulled a chair close to his wheelchair. I opened the newspaper that he encouraged me to take home and read because, “there’s a lot of good stuff in there,” and found an interesting article about an artist who uses old wine barrels to make…… Continue reading A Few Quiet Minutes
I stood back, by the end of the bed and let the two of them say goodbye. I couldn’t see my twenty-five-year-old daughter’s face, but I could see my grandmother looking adoringly at her great-granddaughter; the two faces mere inches apart. It was eerily sweet; she couldn’t take her eyes off her. It was as if she was memorizing her glistening…… Continue reading Every last moment.
Don’t throw away those holiday hugs with the gift wrap just yet. Those warm embraces given so unselfishly in December are just as important every day of the new year as well! One of the most memorable experiences I had over the holidays was when I made a quick pit stop at my neighbor’s house. With gift in…… Continue reading Beyond words: the power of touch