Tuesday, December 2, 2008

For Better or For Worse...

It has been an exhausting week so far and it's only Tuesday! My mom is still in the hospital...They finally found a room for her! Praise the Lord! Poor mom even spent the afternoon and part of the evening in the hallway because they needed her spot in the cardiac unit of the ER. She did have a heart attack and so, in the next few days they'll be doing an angiogram and an echo to assess the damage.

My dad is finding it hard to be on his own but he's getting through it.....my sister and my brother have been doing a lot....my sister is the eldest in the family so naturally takes on the most......it's her nature and that's fine since I still have kids at home...she has a little more freedom then me. Our other brother has been sick with a respiratory infection, so we want him to stay at home, thank you very much!

Once again you assess your life.....with and without your parents.....you know it's life, it's reality....but you don't like it. You don't like seeing your mom...the one that took care of you all those years, struggling to understand what's going on......confused as to why she can't go home. You're heart breaks at seeing your dad having to leave his wife at the hospital, to go home,...by himself.

Next March, they'll have been married 65 years!.....that's a long time....for better, for worse...in sickness and in health.......

1 comment:

Tea Time and Roses said...

I will keep your sweet Mom in my prayers. I watched my sweet and wonderful Mom trying to be brave while suffering illness, and the hurt that was on my Father's face. Sixty-five years of marriage, what a beautiful thing...beautiful indeed.

Smiles...

Beverly