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The Blessings of Dementia

on November 7th, 2017 by Rebeccca

I started this post over four years ago while I was watching my mother slip away. It was going to be titled “The Long Good-bye” or “How my Mother Disappeared” or “How I Lost my Mother.” Something to infer that she was still alive, but no longer the mother that had raised me, sent emails [...]

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad

on June 15th, 2014 by Rebeccca

It’s Father’s Day. A year ago today I was with my parents in their condo, helping out with the parts of their lives that were becoming more difficult. . . cooking, cleaning, paying bills, driving. We had gone to church, of course. It was a rare time when my parents didn’t go to church on [...]

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Where is my mother when I need her?

on August 15th, 2013 by Rebeccca

I sit at my mom’s sewing machine. I wonder how long it has been since she used it. A year? Two years? I’m trying to figure out how to thread it. How to set the stitch length. I can’t believe that I am using her machine to modify a pair of her slacks so that [...]

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Break my heart wide open

on June 18th, 2013 by Rebeccca

“Where am I?” My mother turns her head towards me, eyes glazed over. “You’re in the University Hospital in Saskatoon.” “Why am I here?” “You fell and broke your hip.” “Why can’t I get up and go home?” “Well, Mom. You can’t actually walk.” “Why not?” “Because they operated on you. You have a new [...]

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