Monday, September 5, 2011
Let’s see, Dad first. He is doing well; I am having the best time spending quality time with him, pampering him and being here for all of his needs. He is getting stronger everyday…we have good talks and I feel blessed to be here for him. He gets his stitches out Tuesday and hopefully (please God) his catheter out Wednesday. He is sooo ready for that to go. He is anxious to see Mom; they do talk a couple times everyday. She even calls here now, GOOD SIGN.
Now Mom, oh this is so hard to know her road is a long one. And she gets down and sad, who wouldn’t. But we want our parents to be happy and worry free…but we all have these trying times. BUT, she is showing such improvement with her attitude and while she still relives the fall and hospital stay, it is less and less. She is smiling more and laughing more. This just is such a blessing. I know she is doing her best to get through this and she is seeing the improvement she is making. She is eating better and just progressing…small steps, but I will take them. I do find the lessons/blessings in this situation, I love the quiet moments we have, talking and just letting each other know how much we love each other. These are things that go unsaid sometimes… I am taking advantage of all of this. I dearly love my mom and dad, and even though I live far away, in our hearts we couldn’t be closer. While I was at home, consumed with fear based thoughts, I prayed a lot and asked God to please show me the lessens I am to learn, I didn’t fell anything then, I do now. In his time, not mine, right?
I miss my husband and puppies and my home, my art as this is my escape when I am stressed…but I will be back there soon. And I know that this is where I belong right now, I am so thankful for a loving, understanding hubby…
As I end this, I hear Dad downstairs talking on the phone to his wife, and he is laughing, music to my ears… blessings to each and every one of you who will read this, xo