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Penny resigned from her 30 year teaching career to be with her mother. Even though her mother suffered from COPD she fought valiantly and refused to be defined by her illness nor limited by it. She found pathways around it. She was a real star and pursued “life” to the end.
During that time Penny began to journal about their days together. The result is her new book, “Two Elephants in a bathtub Taking Care of Mom.” It’s about her and her mother and their family’s dynamics during her care. It relays to the readers that this time of “terminal, ”when her mom was still hanging on to all her hopes, was meant to be, and it truly was for them, not a time of loss. It was a time of love. It was not a time of a step down, but a time of a step up.
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