My husband and I moved my parents into our home on December 20th, 2020. Mom had her third stroke in September and with Dad suffering from Alzheimer’s, they needed my full-time help. I became a 24-hour caretaker that day. For three months I lived with my parents while we waited to see if Mom would … Continue reading Some Days are Just Plain HARD!
Author’s Note: This piece was originally posted on 9/5/2014 on my cockeyedoptimistsclub blog which will be deleted soon. We’ve all met them. People who are never happy, never content with the way things are. If there’s a silver lining, they’ll find (or create!) the tiny pulled thread in a one-of-a-kind piece of fabric and bother … Continue reading Redefining Parental Roles – the Transition from Daughter to Caregiver
A couple of weeks ago, I was advised by my therapist to write letters to my son, Stephen, who was stillborn at full-term. I agreed to give it a try. Today, I wrote these words to him. I’m sharing them here with the hope that someone else who is also working through their own grief, … Continue reading Wishes
Author’s comment: I submitted this piece in 2010-11 to an undergraduate literary journal and it was accepted and published in Catfish Creek, Volume 1, a publication of Loras College. I will post reviews of the piece at the end of the work. The day began as normally as it could when you have a child … Continue reading How Many Hours are in a Lifetime?
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Hi, I’m Cindy. I’m an author, wife, mother, daughter, and full-time caregiver to my parents. My husband and I live on 12 beautiful acres with our youngest daughter, my parents, our Cocker Spaniels, and two horses.
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