Casualties and heroes

Changing your life so drastically can have a trickledown effect on those around you. Brian and I have exchanged our share of tears and difficult conversations in the two and a half months that Mom has lived here. We've worried about money, worried about whether one brother would step up to the plate (which he… Continue reading Casualties and heroes

And Mama J makes 3

Proud and terrified daughter and son-in-law Gail and Brian S. of Baton Rouge, welcome a mother/mother-in-law, Joan O., also known as Mama J or Mama Joan. Age, 76. Weight, 75 pounds. Height, 4'10".  Back in September when I drove to Missouri to visit my mom, I wasn't imagining how completely Brian's and my life would change… Continue reading And Mama J makes 3