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Goals are Important at any Age

Athens, Greece before I ran the Athens Marathon

Athens, Greece before I ran the Athens Marathon

After my father passed away I became my mother’s chief ally, supporter and later care giver. This was for 20 years. It began rather abruptly with my father’s unexpected death. It was my mother who had us worried. She was having back surgery and my father and I arranged to go together the day of the surgery. Since this was a serious procedure with the help of her own physician she was referred to a hospital in Portland, 125 miles from her home.  Previously all of the preliminary doctors visits she drove herself or I had accompanied her. The day of the surgery, after my father and I stayed with my mother, I drove my father to my home. After he had something to eat, he got into his truck and drove the 98 miles home. It was a long day when I rolled into bed and said a few extra prayers especially for my parents. Continue reading