BENEATH THE PIN OAK

On a spectacular April afternoon in 1929, a six-year-old girl eagerly followed her father to the northwest corner of their acreage. Having to take four steps to each one of his, she struggled mightily to keep up, but she wanted to be there for the big event. Although her dad lived with impaired vision, the … Continue reading BENEATH THE PIN OAK

THE CARDINALS

Rebecca smiled at her elderly father sitting across the table. He was having a good morning and seemed more alert and aware than usual. She took a second to remind herself about how important it was to appreciate these moments because she knew that eventually, they were going to come to an end. William Brickstone … Continue reading THE CARDINALS

THE DECISION

The struggle was finally over. Seven years of emotional pain, distress, and misery had mercifully stopped – however, despite all of the anguish, eighty-four-year-old Joseph Spencer was devastated that it had come to an end. He fully realized how selfish that was, but he couldn’t help himself. Even in recent weeks when it was almost … Continue reading THE DECISION

WHEN MEMORIES ARE TAKEN

On this particular weekday afternoon, there are several dozen residents in the large living area of the memory care facility. Some slowly move around on their own, others use walkers to help with their balance, while a couple of individuals walk with the aid of a cane. Numerous people sit in large comfortable chairs and … Continue reading WHEN MEMORIES ARE TAKEN

LASTING LOVE

Edward Griffin could not believe how fortunate he was to be celebrating his sixty-seventh wedding anniversary with Catherine. At the age of eighty-eight, he had to be careful as he made his way to the bed where his wife waited for him, smiling but silent as always. He had not heard her voice in many … Continue reading LASTING LOVE