Reflection – It’s just moments now …

Carol A. Hand

“I … can’t … remember.”

“It’s just moments now.”

“Moments that are no longer connected.”

mom and me off to college

I will remember for you, Mother.

While I’m here.

While I can.

Then someone else will need to remember for me, too.


in loving memory of my mother who died 6 years ago

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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22 Responses to Reflection – It’s just moments now …

  1. Beautiful. Your mother is carried inside of all of you every day and will be forever. :o)

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  2. I like the concept of moments that are no longer connected. This will help me in understanding my mom’s Alzheimer’s. Thank you, Carol.

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  3. What a lovely tribute to your mother, Carol! 🙂 ❤

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  4. Pat says:

    So powerful in its simplicity. I felt this deeply and I especially appreciate the way that you address the transition to becoming an ancestor. Gratitude.

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  5. cindy knoke says:

    Very moving. Who are the two beautiful people at the end?

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  6. steelcityman says:

    Once again you have stirred my emotions … you always, do whatever you write … a Wordsmith of great note xxx

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  7. Leya says:

    Simple words, strongly put together. A beautiful tribute. My mother is beginning her journey now.

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  8. sojourner says:

    There is nothing I can add to your words, Carol, or all of these wonderful and touching comments, except to say that I am sorry you and your mother had to suffer through the pain that this terrible disease causes.

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  9. Annika Perry says:

    Beautiful, Carol and a wonderful tribute to your mother. I do feel as if we are the torch-bearers for our family – as such I talk often about my grandparents to my son, the little anecdotes, their stories told to me – he will one day be responsible for carrying forth their memories.

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