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But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
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Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Thank you

My furniture is on the way. Not sure when it will arrive but at least I am not staying in a hotel with 2 curious cats. Well, one curious young cat and one old codger who just wants to nap in a soft warm spot.

The weather is lovely,  chilly at night and bright and sunny days .. I wish I had time to take a walk and appreciate this weather but with the move and my poor Mom in Intensive Care, the cats nap all day while I wait for Mom to wake up and know I am there.
As if it were not all sad enough, she doesn't know I am there .

Yesterday was a day of watching over her, with my daughter who I am beyond proud of and needing to get back there and tend to cats and figure out what will go where and get groceries etc. We went to Moms apartment and tidied up which was a good way of expending some frustrated energy and feeling like we were doing something for her .. I am just hoping and praying she gets to go home and see it .. Today might be the day that will tell. My hopes continue but the signs are not good.

It is all so heartbreaking.

I will post next when I have something interesting to say .. for now, keep those thoughts and prayers coming, I would like to have my Mom around a little while longer .. Thank you. C


  1. You have come all this way and are now close to your mum physically. I think this is a sign that you are meant to spend time together. She will need you in her recovery and you are now close enough to do so.

  2. Oh dear Candice...
    I had no idea your Mom lived in Florida too!
    Thank goodness you are there...
    If anything will pull her through, it will be that you and your daughter are by her side...
    Only good thoughts to you..
    Prayers for your Mom ♥️


  3. Thinking about you and your Mom Candice and hoping that she will improve, and that you get to share time with her.

  4. Warm thoughts and prayers for your mother and you too. My husband and I were planning a big autumn trip to visit my mother-in-law and take her with us on some easy day trips to enjoy the fall colors. I haven't seen her for a few years. But we just found out she has metastatic cancer and it looks like our trip will have to moved up and it will be a sad time rather than a happy reunion.

  5. Thoughts and prayers for your mom, you and your family.
    CLM from Atlanta, GA

  6. I just wanted to let you know that I will pray for you and your mom. So glad you arrived safely in Florida. Diane

  7. Dearest Candice,
    Indeed, praying that God will grant the three generations some special time together still.
    Life at times appears so unjust and all we can do is pray and hope for the best.
    Glad you're with your daughter and your fur babies.
    Hugs and blessings,

  8. Positive thoughts for your mom (and you!) winging your way.
    What an exhausting time this is for you.

  9. Healing thoughts and prayers to comfort you and your family. May God give your mom the strength to overcome this illness.

  10. So sorry about your Mom. Life does kick us in the guts sometimes. Good wishes don't work but I send them anyway.

  11. Sorry to hear about your mom, it was probably good timing that you arrived in Florida when you did. Sending you hugs.


  12. Wishing you & your mum well. it is good that you have the support of your daughter too, during this difficult timùe. My prayers are with you, Candice. God bless.


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