I have been absent from blogging for quite a while. My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and my life quickly became consumed in caring for her and my dad. Days were filled with tests, procedures, hospitalizations, setting up my house to take care her, in home nursing visits, coordinating family members and finally caring for her in an inpatient hospice setting. We had moments of sadness and tears and moments of sweet joy as we spent precious time together. My mom is now in her new heavenly home. We all miss her so.