Category: Caregiving

Holidays Through The Years

Thanksgiving

Every year is different and cherished in its own way.

Every day is a day to give thanks.

November 24, 2011

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Psalm 26: 7 (KJV)

November 22, 2018

There were years of driving from one home to another, or to a restaurant in another city, to honor older family members who are no longer with us.

I also remember holidays with my mother and home health care, and later a nursing home. These memories bless me still. And the beautiful drives North again, with holiday lights in small towns. City streets and country roads. Home by Lake Michigan in Oostburg, Wisconsin.

The traditions were important. Good to grow new traditions as well, and adapt to change. Health first. Every year is different, it seems.

I look forward to Thanksgiving, and then to Advent in a quiet way. Creative at home.

Thank you and take good care.

November 24, 2020

And this year by God’s grace – with blogs, we create a journal.

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REST acrostic poem

R estore
E ncourage
S ing
T rust God

REST

Matthew 11: 28 (KJV): “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

I am reprinting the acrostic poem and Bible verse from March 21, 2010. Grateful and interesting to see older posts that are still viewed. The 2010 post includes a lily photo by Karl. I rediscovered acrostic poems with blogs.

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warm soup

warm soup
with fresh vegetables
Autumn colors

I added orange and red peppers, an onion, mushrooms, and lots of kale to a can of chicken soup with pasta. This brings back good memories of when I shopped and cooked for my mother. I knew what she would enjoy, even if she said she was not hungry.

A squirrel is busy harvesting pine cones from the tall Norway Spruce tree again this year. Karl heard the cones fall this morning on the wood deck and against the house.

August begins

August begins
and I remember
poems

rarely at your grave —
geranium blooms freely
on your workshop stool

autumn leaves
the caregiver finds time
to rest

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“rarely at your grave” has been published over the years:

Modern Haiku, Fall 1996

Ellen Olinger – Three Questions Series, 2010
Edited by Curtis Dunlap

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: July 11, 2017

“autumn leaves” was the Daily Haiku for August 14, 2019.
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

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Notes and Poems – 2

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a painting
every morning
tree branches
with new growth
and sky

June 2020 Archive

with all the ways
life can change
still they bloom
every year
daylilies and hosta

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning . . .

From Psalm 143: 8

July 2020 Archive

there are poems
in the clouds and
sunrise

and light seen
on the garage
from the kitchen

and one yellow leaf
on the birch tree

there are always poems

Photo by Karl

August 2020 Archive

Yesterday’s post: Creative Notes and Poems

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