Jan/31/2011 2 Malia Lane
Inspirational

In reliving memories from my RVing buddies after my last note, I came across this poem I quoted in an update from January 2006 on the way to Quartzsite.  I think it’s appropriate to remember every year… When you’ve prayed to God so you’ll know his will When you’ve prayed and prayed and you don’t […]

Jan/31/2011 1 Malia Lane
Family, Spirituality

On a practical level, I’m working on the details to get mom moved to my brother’s house in South Carolina.  Just getting to that decision was pretty tough.  But the most consistent thing we’ve been told by the pros about mom’s condition since the last round of hospitalizations, skilled nursing and physical therapy, is that […]

Jan/31/2011 1 Malia Lane
Spirituality

That’s the diagnosis I’ve given myself to explain how poor I’ve been feeling.  Disconnected but yet not off the hook – that’s how I feel about my relationship with God and everyone else.  Where are you, Father – how dare you abandon me at the worst possible time in my life?  I used to be […]

Jan/31/2011 0 Malia Lane
Family

Mom was released from the hospital the day before Thanksgiving.  Despite an unbelievable amount of tests and examinations from all kinds of doctors, basically they can’t explain why she is so weak, dizzy and unsteady on her feet so much of the time, or why she fell back and hit her head.  One doctor’s words […]

Jan/31/2011 2 Malia Lane
Family

I used to laugh at Denny Crane calling his obviously progressing Alzheimer’s “Mad Cow Disease.” But now, dealing with my mom’s own brand of it, it’s not so funny anymore and all I feel like doing is crying. But then I’ve noticed a lot lately that I always seem to find myself either wanting to […]