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Ann Fontaine, Rest In Peace

This is Kristin Fontaine, Ann Fontaine’s daughter. She passed away peacefully on April 18th at home after several weeks of hospice care. I am posting this on her blog so there will be a publicly accessible place to share information about Ann’s memorial service and plans.  The is the most current information that I have…

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Come, Thou

by Kristin Fontaine As most readers already know my mom, Ann Fontaine, passed away earlier this week. To say I will miss her greatly is an enormous understatement. I don’t think I even realize how much I will miss her. I know from the many cards, emails, texts, and social media contacts that I am…

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Happy Easter

Thanks for all the letters and cards you have been sending.  It is hard for me to write or talk on the phone. I love hearing from you and love knowing I am in your thoughts and hearing stories of our times together. Talking makes me cough. I fade out while just listening. Even chatty…

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Hospice: Day 1

Busy day today: assessment nurse came yesterday. Already today I have recliner chair that powers me up to my feet. Best of all the Bath Lady came! Oh joy – really clean hair and a good scrubbing!! Oxygen people will come swap out my machine to the one they will use. Pack of meds came…

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Hospice

I have called the hospice team. Not because I am immediately dying (though I could) but for the help they can give us with this process. I think until now I have been sort of in denial of sorts. Oh I know I am fading but now I need help with fading. I will be…

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Skipping Ash Wednesday

I have been thinking about Ash Wednesday lately. My current thought is that I will skip it. My health leads me to believe that I will be having my own real life (or should that be real death?) ashes to ashes, dust to dust moment sooner rather than later. I am not dead yet but…

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Seeking the living God

How dear to me is your dwelling, O LORD of hosts!* My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God. Psalm 84:1How many of us are doing now what we thought we would be doing when we thought about that as children or…

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January 2018: Embracing my life as a plant.

Happy New Year!  a date which in September I did not think I would see. Life is changed (but not ended- as it says in the BCP) – oxygen is my friend. I use varying amounts depending on activities. 8 for showering – 3 for sitting around – and in between for other things. I…

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Coming Up for Air!

What a difference a month makes.  Being on oxygen has greatly improved my sense of well being. I had 2 infections that are now over. Off antibiotics. Last month I thought “this is it” and was okay with that. Now I feel like I don’t know what is next. My birthday is next week –…

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