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Today was a day of writing in the morning and hatching and sketching ideas in the afternoon. Sometimes I need a day like that. Tomorrow promises more of the same, though with a bit more creative productivity.

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She is my developmentally disabled sister-in-law, Nancy,
and I am Jeanne, the woman who flat-out loves her.
Go here to start at the beginning

17 Comments

  1. Karen Sharp

    It’s your big heart and your caregiver instincts. And so should it be a source of joy and strength when we ally with our deepest urgings.

    You go, girl.
    Your instincts will always lead you right.

    • whollyjeanne

      you’re right, karen. my instincts and intuition will never steer me wrong. ijust need to pledge allegiance to it.

  2. Jean Burman

    So funny… and so true! It’s a tough job but someone’s got to think of everything. Thank God there is you and me in the world Jeanne… that’s all I can say 😉

    Great post!

    • whollyjeanne

      you make me smile, my new friend. yes. thank god the world has you and me. (and may they have us for a long, long time to come.)

  3. Mark

    Without the planners and prepared people, the rest of us would die, horrible deaths or at least be deluged by shaken fists and dirty looks by those who used their foresight and intelligence.

    Wonderful post, and the bit about staying behind made me smile. Smiling is a good thing.

    • whollyjeanne

      thanks, mark. glad you caught the nod to humor.

  4. Cali Harris

    Just lovely.

  5. Jen

    I simply adore how your posts start with a story…setting a scene…describing the lay of the land. Each one is like the opening paragraph of a novel I want to read.

    • whollyjeanne

      well, this is a fine compliment – especially coming from such a wicked good writer. thank you.

    • whollyjeanne

      well, this is a fine compliment – especially coming from such a wicked good writer. thank you.

  6. noelrozny

    Isn’t it funny how the voice inside that cries and yells out and is so clear to us is so blurry to others? Sometimes I think that growing up is a process of stripping intuition away, and growing older (and wiser) is the process of learning how to tune into it again, that fuzzy a.m. radio station that no one else can hear.

    So glad you wrote this beautiful post about listening to yourself. It reminds me to listen to myself in the new year.

    • whollyjeanne

      it is like a radio station, isn’t it, noel? what say we both add this to our list for 2011?

      • noelrozny

        YES!!! I get the feeling that it will save me a lot of heartache and anxiety! LOL 🙂 Thanks again for this post. It made my heart happy.

  7. Abby

    Lovely! It is difficult to balance thinking ahead and allowing for spontaneity. But so worth it!

    • whollyjeanne

      you’re right: it’s a balance. planning ahead has its place, and so does spontaneity. we need both to keep life interesting.

  8. Carynmirriamgoldberg

    Yes, I love it when life reinforces the power and grace of our intuition. Thanks for writing about this so beautifully!

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