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A "Meta Moment"


I often "check-in" by asking, "How are you doing?" And most of the time it's all good (meaning she is content, with no obvious needs or questions). And that IS good!


The Greek preposition "meta-" means "with" or, sometimes, "beside" or "on the side of." It is often used in words where a person can "step outside of the moment" and become an observer instead of the participant. It can indicate self awareness or reflection-- a "sideways look" where we "step outside" of the experience to "see" ourselves.


The other evening I asked, "How are you doing?" And in a meta-moment of pause and reflection she looked at me and said, "Sometimes I get so confused."


And she cried.


And I cried, too.


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We're okay... but there are moments.



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Linda Coffey
Linda Coffey
29 wrz 2023

Thank you so much Gary for your vulnerability and letting us have a glimpse of the challenges you and Susan face. We are proud of you and how you have navigated through these challenges with love, grace and patience. We continue to pray for both you and Susan to have the peace that surpasses understanding.

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Kay Stewart
Kay Stewart
24 wrz 2023

Oh, Gary. My heart goes out to you both. I'm very familiar with these moments through my experience with my mom. Just hold on. Every moment is precious.

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Abbey Kimberling
Abbey Kimberling
24 wrz 2023

Dad, I am crying, too. Love you both so much. Thank you for sharing these moments. She is so brave, and you help her each step of the way.

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