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  • Writer's pictureLickety Glitz

Thank you.



Thank you for showing up.


Thank you for being a wonderful source of support to us, and thus to Mom.

Thank you, from all of us doing the heavy lifting for our lady,

for your virtual company, empathy, laughter, and distractions.

Thank you for being our village.

Because that's what it took.


And now she is proud of each and every one of us.


xoxo,

Girl, The Other Girl, and Mom


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Danila Mansfield
Danila Mansfield
Apr 08, 2021

hey how are you doing as the days go past Lickety? Thinking of you all xxx

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Danila Mansfield
Danila Mansfield
Apr 12, 2021
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I think we're progressing. There's more confusion, fewer words, also more severe headaches that don't respond to meds. I'm sincerely hoping for a compassionate stroke.

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Elaine Horton
Mar 31, 2021

Thank YOU for sharing your ups and downs so honestly (and sometimes rawly) while caring for your mom. It was always refreshing to read the un-glossed, nitty gritty reality of the daily dementia circus. We're still in the beginning stages with both my parents and too often I find myself day-dreaming of how masterfully I'll be able to handle it all as their dementia progresses. Your accounts have helped to temper my fantasies of the future. I've a minor in gerontology and have worked with those with dementia, but still I like to fantasize that I'll be emotionally fluid and proactive rather than reactive. Regardless, we're planning on taking them on, knowing that we'll eventually be grateful we were able…

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Lickety Glitz
Lickety Glitz
Apr 07, 2021
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My guess, Elaine, if your journey is anything like ours, you will be emotionally fluid, proactive AND reactive with a little bit of spitting and kicking thrown in. :) I also hope, if your family walks a similar path to ours, that you will be very grateful when the quest is complete to have had the experience, the good, the bad, and the truly "Holy crap! That is awful!" It's taught me a lot about myself, and about the courage of the human spirit when facing the end-of-their life. My mom didn't understand me when I would tell her she was the bravest woman I know - she understands now.


You holler at me anytime and let me know how…

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jlsteidle
Mar 30, 2021

What Kerri said “a gazillion” times over, as my grands put it. You are one talented, compassionate woman. We are lucky to have been blessed with your insightful stories. You should start on your screenplay, “Mom”. I’d pay to watch it!

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Lickety Glitz
Lickety Glitz
Apr 07, 2021
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Thank you, jl! I am grateful for your support and that you've joined us on this journey. And I got some thoughts about what to do with these stories... as soon as I can get some time to really explore the options I'll figure out what I'm thinking.


You have a great caregiver day today! And if it ain't great, make it less awful with a glass of wine. 😁

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Lickety Glitz
Lickety Glitz
Mar 30, 2021

I'm quite certain I've been the caregiver poster child for how to fail and then get back on that pony and try again, Danila! Actually, we probably all have a few times in our caregiver "careers." 😋


That is quite a compliment you've paid me. Thank you for finding inspiration in our journey, and discovering your own inspiration in yours.

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Danila Mansfield
Danila Mansfield
Mar 29, 2021

thank you for inspiring us, for showing us the way, for showing us it's ok to fail, and then try again, for showing us how to love

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