Author: Mirm

What my dad would want you to know

Yesterday we celebrated my dad’s life – These are my words: Thank you for coming- we are grateful for the part you have played in the life of our family and for the honor you show by helping us today in honoring the life of Rex. Some of you knew Rex better than others. Some…

By Mirm January 22, 2023 1

I remember you!

Today is a dear friend’s birthday though she may have trouble remembering it. She has dementia. This intelligent, eloquent and gifted person who loved to learn and study can no longer even speak in a way that makes sense. All diseases are bad but the loss of memory is the death of relationship and the…

By Mirm January 8, 2023 0

The myth of the past

Looking forward rather than backward is “advent”, It is looking for what is coming, anticipating arrival- not retracing our steps! As a kid I celebrated the expectant coming of Christ with eager anticipation (well, at least for the gifts that accompanied the arrival). And yet He had already come some 2000 years ago! We retrace…

By Mirm January 1, 2023 0

Rex Acton Moses

1933 AD – 2022 AD Rex Acton Moses Rex Acton Moses, of Huntington Beach, CA passed away on December 8, 2022 after a diagnosis of Lewy Body dementia, a type of Parkinson’s Disease. Rex was born on October 19,1933 to Clayton Elige & Annie Mae (nee Scruggs) Moses in Alabama City, AL, the oldest of…

By Mirm December 28, 2022 1

Mohler Christmas 2022

Mohler Christmas 2022 It finally happened. I didn’t send out Christmas Cards. No Christmas tree & minimal decor. No planning or shopping. It took 43 years for my Christmas Spirit to finally take a holiday – maybe it will come back, maybe not. It is not because I am in a funk and it was…

By Mirm December 25, 2022 0

89 & 65 and me

My dad turned 89 in Oct. My parents celebrated 65 years of marriage in Nov. Every day I have them is a blessing for which I am grateful. It does not matter how long I have had my dad, nor does it matter that he has lived a good long life. It does not matter…

By Mirm December 5, 2022 9

Thanksgiving Prompts 2022

It is November and while it is my practice to express my gratitude every day, during this month I follow some pattern or list. Being grateful is probably one of the most important things I do as a habit. It has many benefits including sleep, relationships, resilience and happiness. Here are my 2022 Thanksgiving prompts.…

By Mirm November 30, 2022 0

Fears

I have been worried about losing my job for years. It is often an irrational fear with underlying roots in unworthiness and lack of confidence, but now it is more than a fear. It is more likely than it has been and my boss basically asked for volunteers today as the budget shortfall is $1.5…

By Mirm November 9, 2022 0

Jim at 67.

We celebrated Jim this weekend. Emily made an apple pie. We went out to dinner and played games. Today is Jim’s birthday. I wonder what life would be like if he was still here. I wish He was. The longer I live without him and the more of his birthdays I celebrate without him the…

By Mirm November 8, 2022 3