365 Regrets, Blessings, Lessons.


All week I’ve found myself tearing up as I drive past the road that leads to the nursing home where my mother lived. I pass the road to Hospice House, where she died December 31, 2011, far more often and rarely think of it. Yet each time I pass the road to where she lived, my eyes burn and my thoughts swirl. It’s incredible to believe that one year ago, 365 days, we were celebrating her 68th birthday. I wrote the post Ode To Birthdays Missed last year, as I struggled with the progression of her Huntington’s Disease and the inequities I saw in her life and my life with her. When I wrote that post, I had no idea that two weeks later she would fall and break her elbow, end up in hospice and die two+ months later.  A broken elbow was not how I imagined it…

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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