Family Tree Gal

Family Tree Gal
Carolyn Calton welcomes YOU!


In every home, frame a family tree to help strengthen your posterity.

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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Winding Down

Talk About It Tuesday

It's the simple things of life that make living worthwhile,
the sweet fundamental things
such as love and duty,
work and rest
and living close to nature.

--Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mortal life seems to be winding down for my sweet neighbor of whom I spoke in my posts about "Living Into Loneliness". ( Post #1 click here. Post #2 click here.)

Receiving the diagnosis of lung cancer, she is now receiving Hospice care. This has been a time of great reflection and adjustment for me.

I know most of us have had experiences with loved ones dying. There is such sorrow in parting, yet memories of the laughter and good times sustain us. I love laughing with my neighbor and will continue to do so as long as her health permits.

I'm once again watching how life is enriched with the simple things. It comes back to that in the end. It's our relationships and loving connections that mean the most.

What are your thoughts?