Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Home Mondays with Mom

Mondays with Mom

Donna Bunn James shares moments and reflections from her life as a caregiver for her elderly mom.

Mondays with Mom: Postscript

I am so grateful. Mom is home at last, well and whole. Although I miss her terribly, I wouldn’t want her to come back...

Mondays with Mom: Going

On Tuesday of last week, Mom had her last food. She had been totally uninterested in food since becoming bedridden and Laverne was able...

Mondays with Mom: Bedridden

Mom has forgotten how to walk; the bed is now our only option. We knew it was inevitable, but now that it’s here, there’s...

Mondays with Mom: Never Alone (Part 2)

“The Loneliness Epidemic” was the title of a headline on the December 2019/January 2020 AARP magazine I read at Mom and Dad’s house. The...

Mondays with Mom: Never Alone (Part 1)

Mom is never by herself. She has caregivers near her 24/7 and we keep a constant eye on her. She rarely communicates with this world...

Mondays with Mom: Answered Prayers

The older I get, the more I am aware of the physical needs around me. I’m praying more for others, even those who I...

Mondays with Mom: Sharing

Each week, I write memories or thoughts about Mom’s life. Often many times, it’s about our life together. I’m thankful to have a place...

Mondays with Mom: Cold

It’s finally January and my inner thermometer is hoping for some cold weather. I really love the cold and the last few years we’ve...

Mondays with Mom: Fists

One of the sweetest things about a newborn child is those precious hands pulled tightly into fists. I would watch my babies for hours...

Mondays with Mom: Concerts

Part of my living is collaborating on school concerts, and I am blessed to work with many fine conductors who teach at the middle...

Mondays with Mom: Mundane Gratefulness

I’ve started listening to podcasts – yes, I’m a little late to the game – and I’ve found a wonderful speaker named Christy Nockels....

Mondays with Mom: Caregivers

This weekend was District 14’s Honors Chorus event at Brenau University. I love these events; not only do I get to make beautiful music...