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  • Chris commented on the post, A New Bloom 1 week, 5 days ago

    Thanks Denise, your words of wisdom always hit home. “It must feel so good to nourish again” YES!

    It’s nice to know that TLO is right beside me!

    Chris

  • Chris commented on the post, A New Bloom 1 week, 5 days ago

    Hi Jan,

    Thanks for your kind words and support. I agree, waking up in Florida we have lots of recuperative and regenerative forces of life right at our doorsteps. Its time to enjoy the white, the green and the blue to their fullest!

    Take Care,
    Chris

  • Chris commented on the post, A New Bloom 1 week, 5 days ago

    Hi Mar,

    Thank you for sharing your heart-felt words. I am grateful to hear that my post ministered to you heart.

    I have not been on the aftergiving chat for awhile, I will make it a point to stop by soon!

    Take Care,
    Chris

  • Chris commented on the post, A New Bloom 1 week, 5 days ago

    Hi Lillie,

    Thanks for your kind words and support. I’ve really found a great hobby with gardening
    I will try the fish emulsion as my tub of miracle grow is just about out!

    Take care,
    Chris

  • ThumbnailDon’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

    I have never considered myself to have a green thumb and until recently, quite frankly, always found […]

    • Beautiful! My plants save my sanity sometimes and I am glad you are finding peace in gardening. I can so relate to moving your plants around and seeing how they respond to different areas of the house. I recently put a few plants in the Restroom and they love the steam. My porch is also filled with outdoor plants and as they bloom I bring them…[Read more]

      • Hi Lillie,

        Thanks for your kind words and support. I’ve really found a great hobby with gardening
        I will try the fish emulsion as my tub of miracle grow is just about out!

        Take care,
        Chris

    • Chris, what a beautiful and profound post … It really ministered to my heart.

      Your final sentence, it’s something I have found to be so true. Last summer, some morning glories taught me lesson after lesson, you’ve inspired me to blog about it. They also reminded me of my parent’s life and gave me assurance and comfort.

      P.S. — there is a…[Read more]

      • Hi Mar,

        Thank you for sharing your heart-felt words. I am grateful to hear that my post ministered to you heart.

        I have not been on the aftergiving chat for awhile, I will make it a point to stop by soon!

        Take Care,
        Chris

    • Wonderful, thoughtful, sensitive, intelligent post. One thing I so often take for granted in South Florida is the recuperative and regenerative force of life. I need to wake up every single day and go outside and ingest the white, the green, the blue. Thank you.

      • Hi Jan,

        Thanks for your kind words and support. I agree, waking up in Florida we have lots of recuperative and regenerative forces of life right at our doorsteps. Its time to enjoy the white, the green and the blue to their fullest!

        Take Care,
        Chris

    • I love how you care over your plants as you cared for Richard to make sure he had just what he needed. You also looked to find him the best possible light.

      It must feel so good to nourish again. :)

    • Thanks Denise, your words of wisdom always hit home. “It must feel so good to nourish again” YES!

      It’s nice to know that TLO is right beside me!

      Chris

    • @thpurplejacket, a beautiful, touching post; inspirational. TLO must have a huge smile on his face.

  • Denise,

    As we chatted today on our video chat about caregiving and stress, your comment in your blog post, “It’s so odd when what we could do now becomes what we can’t” has so much meaning for both the Caregiver and the caree. As a Caregiver, it is hard for us to see first hand what our Caree use to be able to do, now can’t do. Equally as…[Read more]

  • Goodness grascious what an experience, Denise. No matter what we do to try to avoid these things from happening, when ‘they’ want to do something on their own, they sure do it. (Reminds me of TLO and the step latter.) Glad to know everyone is better today. Sounds like your hair stylist is pretty awesome too, just like you!

    • Hi Chris–I thought of TLO and the step ladder yesterday afternoon. :)

  • I’m late to the party this year, but it is always lots of fun!!!

  • Since my days in the seminary, I have had a change of opinion on the subject of assisted suicide. My seminary training taught me that suicide was a sin and assisted suicide is murder, somewhere along those fine lines in Church teaching, lies the debate on abortion too. Oh-Boy, how my opinion has changed over the years!

    After watching, caring…[Read more]

  • “I Am a Family Caregiver, I Am Proud!”

  • ThumbnailExperience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. ~ C. S. Lewis.

    Coupled with the fact that I’ve missed my extended family at CareGiving.com, finding the energy to blog on has been […]

    • Chris, what a beautiful blog, and a wonderful tribute to TLC to share the Sun’s book with them. Know that you remain in my prayers…and I wish for you that “gentle breeze at your back” as you continue to heal. You are always in my prayers.

    • Thank you for sharing your experience. I send you peace for the journey ahead.

  • So glad I had a green bow tie today!

  • Chris commented on the post, Temporary 1 year ago

    I would much rather be dealing with the stress of caregiving rather than the void that I currently feel. However, I do know that will change over time, because this feeling is temporary. Temporary is such a […]

  • My three words for this great news and to Denise Brown: Awesome, Amazing, Absolutely!

  • Denise, I congratulate you on a job well-done! Through your hard work and dedication to Family Caregivers, you have touched so many lives and brought so many people together from across the world, we’re all […]

  • ThumbnailLove is the beauty of the soul. ~ Saint Augustine
    Bernard Richard Schiffer: January 24, 1931 ~ March 9, 2014

    The house is quiet, so different, so empty. The beautiful aroma of the stargazer lilies fills the […]

    • What a moving tribute to your partner. I wish I would have had the opportunity to get to know you both.

      Wishing you all the peace and comfort in the world,
      Michael

    • What can I say to let you know I feel for you at this moment. You gave him your love and he gave you his, that should be enough, but I bet you would rather have him next to you and just sit there looking at him. Sometimes when two people just love each other, words don’t seem to be necessary. That silence just speak volumes. I am sorry you were…[Read more]

  • ThumbnailI have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love ~ Mother Teresa

    With TLO’s recent diagnosis that his cancer has spread to multiple parts of his body,  I have […]

  • When Father Orlando was under the care of the Sisters of St. Joseph, I learned a tremendous amount about how to use care equipment, how to transfer properly and how to use care techniques. The professionals made […]

  • Chris commented on the post, A New Look 1 year, 2 months ago

    Look terrific…love the pop up screen that comes up on the right hand side!

  • Prayers and blessings are always appreciated…just like your friendship!

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