Author: nurtureyrheart

Mom, Wife, Grandma, Full-time Elder-Care giver; Multi-media Artist, Word-Smith


Make time to learn something new you’ve been wanting to try. 


Give them space. Sometimes they need the freedom to explore. Don’t leave them unsupervised, but provide a safe environment in which they can navigate and feel comfortable in doing so. Boundaries are good. It can be a bit unnerving for both of you… remember to breathe and celebrate the moment.


Bring your best you with you every day.  


Best news of the day….. NO CANCER! The swelling and tenderness in his breasts isn’t uncommon for men his age. We now have to figure out if it’s meds, diet or hormonal. The radiologist thinks it’s the latter to age since Dad has been on the one medication for a relatively long time. But we’ll have another visit with his PCP via phone to see what she thinks are next steps. Dad’s steps were definitely a bit lighter yesterday after hearing the news!

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The computer was a draw yesterday. He actually played his Train game on the computer for a while, and made progress in the game. There wasn’t much frustration during his screen time and he was thrilled that “it all came back” as he continued to play and then save the game for the next session which I imagine might be as early as today.


What discoveries in the “extras” category will you make today?


Find the things that bring them joy and provide opportunities for them to continue to experience them.

He’s looked through the seed catalogs, decided which veggies he wants to try this year and we’re just about ready for beginning the seedlings that will be transplanted into containers and the garden beds later this spring. He really enjoyed the hydroponic garden we started last year and the cherry tomatoes that lasted through New Year’s. Plans are to maintain a small container garden year round this year.


Nurture your best you and CELEBRATE!


Our practice of finding something positive is paying off. I no longer need to “fish” for an answer, because he can provide quite a few at a time. As he was walking out of his bedroom yesterday and I noticed he was favoring one side as he took the next step. He piped up with, “I’m walking on my own two feet and that feels good.” His smile was broad and genuine.