10 Things You might Not Know about Me

Let’s be honest. Unless you are family or a friend of mine, there’s probably a lot more than ten things you don’t know about me. So, in no particular order, here are some of the interesting ones: 1. I’m not as outgoing as I might seem. Then again, most people aren’t. 2. My children are adopted from Russia. Best decision I ever made after years of heartache and loss. 3. I’m a trained hostage negotiator. Helps in more areas of my life than you would think. Like buying a car. 4. I’m the youngest of three and the only girl. Helps to explain my personality. 5. Bowling is the only team sport I have ever played. If you consider that a sport. And that was in high school. 6. I love pizza with pinea

Losing my Mother

People talk about the devastation when they lose a parent. How about when you've lost them before they ever die? My mother has advanced Alzheimer's. She has been battling this horrific disease for over 7 years. It's a battle that she is rapidly losing. Last week I saw her for the first time in 4 months. I live in NC. She lives in Pa. It's a choice I had to make when we decided to move here over two years ago. Not an easy one. In June, she and I sat in the solarium of her nursing home to eat lunch. She always loved Subway hoagies. We talked for over an hour. Mind you, it was not a 'normal' conversation. She repeated herself frequently and would lose her train of thought. But it was nice. Litt

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