By Jackie Madden Haugh
As a bit woman, Jackie Madden Haugh used to be taught by means of her mom and dad that there have been forms of heartbeats: one who served because the existence strength in the actual body, sending blood and oxygen to all components of the physique, and one other that resided within the spirit, a paranormal pulse that nourished the soul. yet, it wasn't till Jackie turned a caregiver to either her mom and dad of their declining years, and suffered via a divorce, that she stumbled on the genuine option to feed the soul used to be via dwelling a lifestyles in consistent gratitude. Being grateful for all of the wonders in lifestyles is simple, that takes no attempt. yet, while we are appreciative for the demanding situations and heartbreaks thrown our method, for these are our classes, we are lead down the winding street to our nice turning into; who we have been born to be. 75 Beats to a cheerful Heart are common inspirational, humorous, and soft brief tales from Jackie's column within the Los Altos city Crier. through trying to find pleasure within the minutia of her days; these special...
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He keeps his mind alert, sharp, and can still talk sports or politics with the best of them, plus he manages his financial affairs to the last dime - something I have yet to conquer. While I may drool over gorgeous actors dressed like superheroes in the movies, a real man, a stud among studs, would have to be my dad. I’ll never be as honest, decent, or honorable as him, but just having him in my life has given me the courage to try. -8- A Mother’s Love for Her Children Looking more like an overstuffed mushroom than a petite 17-year-old girl, blubber oozed over the sides of my Montgomery Ward bellbottom jeans.
While I’m still searching for my own life purpose (it may take me forever to find it), I’m confident that if I can hang onto Dad’s “attitude of gratitude,” that one day I too will travel my path as it leads back to where I came from. Back to home. -1- Selfless Angel As I had my acrylic nails painted in candy apple red for the holiday season in December 2008, my mind wandered to all the unnecessary, frivolous shopping ahead of me that day. My concentration was abruptly broken as I heard the words, “I know you,” come from the woman sitting next to me.
From the time my mom was 57, she suffered one excruciating ailment after another: six hip replacements, back surgery, breast cancer, spinal stenosis, and rheumatoid arthritis just to name a few. And, for the next 30 years, she survived on an arsenal of narcotics as each limb and organ disintegrated. Outside help was unheard of in the Madden family, and I was placed in charge of her medical care. There was nothing I could do to alleviate the constant pain that the most important woman in my life suffered with daily.
75 Beats to a Happy Heart by Jackie Madden Haugh