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lynda merry
minnesota
wondering...
Interests: pictures. stories. urban. rural.
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It’s amazing to me how the ice forms so differently each year. This year reminds me of an ice mosaic.
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2017 on patience is required... at iWonder
Hazel, I’m glad this stirred good memories.
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2017 on patience is required... at iWonder
Hi Grace- thank you. It’s amazing to witness the change from open water to frozen stillness...
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2017 on patience is required... at iWonder
Thanks Mo!
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2017 on patience is required... at iWonder
Thanks for stopping by Hazel, so the moment could be shared...
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2017 on we stayed home... at iWonder
That’s exactly what I said when I looked up!
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2017 on we stayed home... at iWonder
You’re welcome Mo. I’m glad I didn’t miss it!
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2017 on we stayed home... at iWonder
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everything moves slowly at the lake. today I’m watching water turn to ice. kind of like watching a pot of water come to a boil. patience is required... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at iWonder
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We skipped Black Friday for this... Early this morning, drinking tea, reading the morning news, it’s how we start the day up here, at the lake. Moments like this only last a minute. I would have missed it if I hadn’t been here, in the perfect spot - if I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at iWonder
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A few weeks ago, my other mom moved to a memory care home in the small town where she and my dad have lived for more than 40 years. It's in the same small town where I grew up and where my son was born. When she moved, it marked... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at iWonder
Thanks Mo, it really was a beautiful day...
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2017 on go with your first plan... at iWonder
I'm glad you're here and have found something to glean from these little stories. I write because I don't want to forget how it is, and have discovered that it strikes a chord for a lot of readers. I've also learned so much from stories others have shared here. Thanks for stopping by...
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2017 on go with your first plan... at iWonder
It was a day filled with pure joy...
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2017 on go with your first plan... at iWonder
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For months she talked about having a family reunion. At first, it was odd to hear her say that - she had always been uncomfortable in social situations - the more people, the greater the discomfort. But we'd talk about it anyway, usually in the afternoon while we waited for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at iWonder
It's a connection I never imagined she and I would ever have. I've known her for 40+ years, but in an awkward way. She was my dad's wife. They had a daughter together. A new family. We were the old family. It was as if they were acquaintances, people I knew, not my dad, stepmom and half sister. And now, I feel so lucky to have this chance. Every Wednesday I drive an hour to get to their home in the town where I grew up. It's a bonus. It holds mostly really great memories for me. I've been away for 40 years. I love everything about this...
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2017 on the world through her eyes... at iWonder
I'm so glad you took time to share your comments. Your timing was perfect. I've been wrestling with whether or not to keep writing about my days with my other mom. I'm usually pretty quiet/private and I started to wonder if this was maybe "too much information". But I love when you said this was ..."filling an empty space of questions with some answers and possibilities"... , and so, I'll keep sharing. There have been situations where I've been in the same spot as you and never got the chance to see how it would work out. I like thinking about the possibilities of what could have been. Thank you for sharing...
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2017 on filling the cracks... at iWonder
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Every week, I learn something new - about my other mom - about myself - about the mysteries of memory loss... Me: "what should we do today?" She: "have I shown you the house where I grew up?" Me: "yes, but I would love to do that. We could have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at iWonder
I love this giant heart rock. I pass it on my way from the city to the lake. When I see it, I know I only have about 10 minutes left of a 3 hour drive. :-)
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2017 on the big heart rock on trapper's road... at iWonder
Some day I'd like to jump the fence and lay on the rock, just to see how huge it is!
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2017 on the big heart rock on trapper's road... at iWonder
First time I've ever seen the cows in the many years I've driven by!
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2017 on the big heart rock on trapper's road... at iWonder
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Wednesday is mom and dad day. The past few weeks have been challenging. Our mornings go pretty well, but things change in the afternoon. She becomes confused about who I am, who dad is, where she is, why we're there. It happens in a blink - she's one person when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at iWonder
Wishing you all a memory-making day filled with love and joy! 💕
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2017 on June 1 2017 at Spirit Cloth
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Teachable moments... that's my goal. Learning to be a better listener and finding my voice so I can help, not hurt. I'll be working on this for the rest of my life.
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2017 on bee nice... at iWonder
That's it really, isn't it? How we get from here to there.
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2017 on I want to hear from you love mom... at iWonder