Telling Beautiful Lies

“There is a way of being wrong which is also sometimes necessarily right.” ~ Edward Abbey Ah, lovelies, I’m so tired just now. We’ve been travelling endlessly back and forward between our farm and Brisbane the last two years as one of our elderly family members has become more and more incapacitated. Advancing dementia, mobility issues, […]

Holding Hands Because It Matters

“Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” ~ Tia Walker We have an elderly family member in hospital right now. It’s a place she has visited frequently these past few months after her the first major fall. She is old and frail and her health is failing. Things keep going […]

When Love Keeps You Up All Night

“One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer I’m late blogging today. We have an elderly family member in care whose health deteriorated last night, and it has taken precedence over everything else. There have been endless phone calls back and forth […]

That Day We Always Knew Was Coming…

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”  ~ Robert Frost I’m feeling achy and sad inside today. Late on Monday afternoon, we sent Ben’s elderly mum to hospital. She’s in her nineties and has always been stubbornly independent. And she’s been able to stay at home on her own with help which is just the […]

It’s a day of Family First for me!

“I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching–they are your family.”  ~  Jim Butcher   Ben drove us to the city yesterday so I could finally have some decent internet connection. We’d planned a million things for the next few days […]

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