Put Up or Shut Up

It’s true. The time has come for Mr. Patient and me to put our money where our mouths are. For the love of Pete, put up or shut up.

Maybe I need to backtrack a bit for our new friends. Well, as you read in post: “Loss and Gain”  we had a revelation, if you will, in June of 2017. You might wish to read that post as a prelude to this one.

You see, when Mr. Patient lost his job of 18 years to an overseas buy-out in 2009 our family of five went through quite an interesting season of unemployment, under-employment and self-employment. Some time I’ll write about that but for now I’ll skip over the life lessons we learned during that season of life. I’ll just say that we had decided Continue reading “Put Up or Shut Up”

Loss and Gain

{Originally composed on 6/7/17, shared with the world on 01/04/18}

Losing a parent does something to a person.

My husband lost his Daddy to a short battle with cancer two years ago last month. I lost my Mama to a short battle with cancer 5 months and 1week ago.

I felt sorry for my husband when Pop passed away. A lot of people mourned over the loss of this generous man. I mean, a lot. The line at the visitation evening at the funeral home stretched into a 2-1/2 hour wait to reach the casket where his mom and the rest of us were greeting folks and receiving condolences. We shared tears and laughter with so many friends and acquaintances of Pop’s, which included folks on “both sides of the tracks”, literally and figuratively.

I sympathized for my husband and my heart was sad at our loss. Then, my Mama died. Continue reading “Loss and Gain”

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