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23 January 2013

My Family, Together Again

Ma holds my hand
"Where is everyone?!" My mom cried one day while I visited a couple weeks ago.  She was laying in bed, eyes closed, calling for her children and grandchildren; tears rolled down her cheeks.  My mom's sadness broke my heart.

Like a shot, I suddenly felt that resenting my family was not serving me or my mom.  Ego filled with negative emotion was my personal enemy which fueled resentment that built upon itself.  I spiraled into my own abyss of self pity.  I felt a painful loneliness that was dark and scary.  I had to get out of this place I found myself.  I needed to be free from my self-inflicted bondage.  How? I needed to change me, the only person on the planet that I can control.

I made a conscious effort and turned to the power of love.  I got over myself.  Focusing on my mom, I quickly realized that Ma wasn't going to leave this life until she knew everyone was OK, that her family was together again.

I forgave everyone, including myself.  I began a refreshing new approach to life; live every day from a place of love.

Love is peace.

Everyone that my mom called out for visited.  Lives put on hold to travel long distances, lifted the cloud that seemed to be hanging over Ma's heart.  She began to smile.  She was happy to see her children and grandchildren.

Donna with Ma 

Drew and Gram

Marty walks with Ma

Joe and Melinda introduces Gram to her Great Granddaughter

Gram telling Joe what she wanted to tell him.  Unfortunately, it was gibberish.  Joe said, "OK."

Ann helps Ma drink. 
Ann and Me, together again.  Ma was happy.

Ma after her nap, happily talking about her family visitors.

Ma is happy.  She saw everyone.  


  1. I'm so sorry to hear your mom is doing poorly; my thoughts are with you. Family can be so difficult, can't it? We do so much and get so tired, and it feels like we're the only ones. Take care of yourself!

    1. Thank you Joy. I learned a lot about myself caring for my mom. I also discovered that sometimes I can be my own worst enemy because of how I chose to think.

  2. I am glad your family came together for you and your Mom. Hugs to you.

  3. Sheri and Chris... I found peace within my family, something I believed was lost forever. I am grateful.

  4. I have a caregiving site link exchange at my blog. Was wondering if you would mind adding your name? Here is the link.

    1. Thank you for entering my exchange. The title I Feel So Unnecessary comes from a saying of my grandmother's. I'm not referring to myself.