The beginning…

I’m evolving this site.  For the past five years, I’ve been primary care & advocate for my parents.  My father passed away July 1, 2015 and mom is still here.  I’ve evolved so much, learned so much, learned so many lessons and seem to feel like a different person constantly evolving.

I relate to this quote from Alice in Wonderland:  `Who are YOU?’ said the Caterpillar.

This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, `I–I hardly know, sir, just at present– at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.’

I thought I knew who I was but today, I’m different!

So my work evolves.  I’m more present.  I’m more interested in helping people raise their awareness and discover their own answers than before.  I’m a better facilitator and a more present and authentic human being.

Mom and Dad Fall 2011 Colorado 8When dad passed, one of the nurses at his cardiologist was out and didn’t know that for over a month.    When I saw her, she said she had mixed feeling.  She offered her condolences and then said he didn’t really have much quality of life toward the end.

I asked her who she knew who did?  Right now, can you name three friends or people you know who have great quality of life now!  Balance, happy, peaceful, compassionate, Mom and Dad Fall 2011 Colorado 7patient, loving, present, energized and a positive influence on people around them?  That struck me and maybe is part of my future work.  Life is happening NOW!  Live it!

Mom Photo

And by the way, about 10 days before my father passed, he was especially alert one night in the middle of the night.  He woke mom and asked her, “Honey, would it be alright for me to just hold you?”  Does quality of life get any better than that?

So, I’m getting clearer and clearer and this site will evolve with me in the journey.

Wow!  What a trip!

Blessings to you on your journey!

One Reply to “The beginning…”

  1. Hi Larry,
    This is Paul Moberg from way back in Boulder. Candace and I are having difficulty reaching Laura Nan. Have you spoken to her recently? We realized that we have no other contact info for her so I am doing the internet search and of course you are the first stop. I would Love to re-connect with you as well. I have such fond memories visiting your family on the farm with that quirky ol’ dog that would sleep on the porch, then rip off after the cows. Reading this website was like visiting you all over again. Please call it would be great to hear your voice.

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