Sadly, mom has broken her pelvis three times as well as her back , and suffered several strokes as well.

On and off, she has been in terrible pain that I am helpless to alleviate.

While she still inhabits her body, partly, she has also left in many ways…..

There have been many good-byes and surprising good mornings too, as the door way to death has

opened, and then closed and opened yet again.

I feel that we are both being prepared, on this precarious precipice, over and over for her “deep dive” into the

mysterious and unfathomable unknown.

Such a gauntlet to walk.

It’s not personal, all of us will walk this gauntlet in some way at some point.

And perhaps knowing this, our lives can actually be more enriched.

Mine most certainly has been.