Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Happy Father’s Day, Dad! By: Karin Pauly Thank you for being a caregiver! My dad’s name was Reverend Charles P. Beronius, but to our family and those who knew him well, he was “Chuck” or “Pastor Chuck”. My father served as an ELCA...
My Mother’s Stroke

My Mother’s Stroke

My Mother’s Stroke By: Karin Pauly Everything Changed in the Blink of an Eye My mother, Nancy, suffered a stroke in 2013 when she was 78-years-old. She actually went blind from it, and it was the catalyst for her moving from my home into assisted living at Shepherd of...
Gail’s Love for Beverly

Gail’s Love for Beverly

Gail’s Love for Beverly By: Karin Pauly Meet Beverly and Gail Gail’s story of her mother, Beverly, is one that is very dear to me. You see, Gail and I grew up in the same small, farm community in southern Minnesota. As kids we didn’t know each other all that...
Caring is a Work of Heart

Caring is a Work of Heart

Caring is a Work of Heart by Karin Pauly  A Special Story Caregiving is a gift of love, and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than read about a story of life-long commitment, and faith. A story of how end-of-life and the love around it, is supposed to be....
Legacy, My Caregiver Story

Legacy, My Caregiver Story

Legacy, My Caregiver Story By: Karen Lundquist I have served as a caregiver for both my parents for the past decade or so. My father and mother met in the 1950s in Minnesota, and dad joked that he offered to help with coffee so that he could get to know mom a little...
Happy Mother’s Day Nancy

Happy Mother’s Day Nancy

Happy Mother’s Day Nancy by Karin Pauly Happy Mother’s Day Today is the day we lay Nancy, our beautiful mother to rest. Her tribute… When I think of our mom, it seems almost impossible to express what she meant to me, our family, and others who knew her....