Tag Archives: Mom

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

I spent this weekend in the company of family and friends, celebrating the life of my mother and marking a year since she passed away. Included in this was a trip to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA, a place … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Without Mom

Last year, when Mom was in the ICU, I brought her favorite foods, in hopes of tempting her to eat; lobster rolls, blueberry muffins, cold coffee drinks. She slept for most of the time I was there, but I was … Continue reading

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Good Morning

Sunday morning I impulsively made a solo escape while the rest of the family slept. I left a note and my half-finished mug of coffee on the counter, threw a coat over my pajamas, and drove to Claude Moore Park … Continue reading

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