Tag Archives: Mom

God’s Behind the Door

Recently my mother turned 89. It won’t surprise me if she makes it to 90 or 95, although I have already responded to several phone calls over the last couple years that left me in tears thinking that she was … Continue reading

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The Last Leaf

I walk through a park on an autumn day and am struck by many things. The light at the end of the day is incredible and makes everything there vibrant, though all around me are trees and bushes that no … Continue reading

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Conversation

Yesterday my mother was both lucid and unintelligible, moving back and forth between a woman who seemed to perfectly understand the world around her and another person who looked around not even sure of where she was. She was older … Continue reading

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On Becoming an Orphan

Little boys can have all sorts of unimaginable fears. There can be monsters in the closet or under the bed, temptations of the devil, bullies on the street, bad guys in general, even the horrors of spinach or other foods … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day

I wish I were a better son. I wish I had the courage to face my mother’s dwindling years without the fear of losing her. I wish I had the compassion to make her remaining years about her and not … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Gifts

As we arrive at Mother’s Day, 2012 I think of my mother, Kathleen, and I see her in some kind of in-between place in her life.  I have come to realize that she is no longer getting old.  She is old.  It is her … Continue reading

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