Friday, April 23, 2010

Life as it is....

Good Morning, Company Girls!
Today I get to have 4, I think 4 are coming.....of my grandkids for the morning! My grandson goes to school but his two sisters are homeschooled. I'm not sure of they (his parents) will have Jairus, my grandson, go to school today or not. It will be a surprise. Their parents, my daughter and son-in-law will be attending a homeschool convention. Homeschooling is a huge responsibility and it's always helpful to go to these activities that show you the latest and greatest...any help is usually welcome!

So, it will be a busy morning, keeping the grandkids occupied...I'm glad it's a sunny day!


For those of you that have read previous posts about my son Corey and my parents...just a little update........
After Corey was moved from the ICU to the ward bed, I will admit to you that I haven't been back to see him. Last weekend was exhausting, emotionally and physically....we didn't know in the beginning of it all if he would even live.....once he was in the ward, my son Paul and I went to visit....the girl that Corey has been living with was there also. It was an awkward visit, and I came away with the feelings of anger.....anger that he wasn't indicating at all that he was going to change his lifestyle over all that had happened. Corey and his girlfriend spend a lot of their time drinking,....Corey was drunk when the accident happened...I was angry that not only did he put his own life in jeopardy, (even though he wasn't driving the motorcycle) he still was irresponsible and could have injured someone else when he fell of the bike.....who knows if there was other traffic around at the time. Corey's 26 years old...time to grow up and join the adult world....I don't think that will happen.....Corey will go back to his old lifestyle as soon as he's released. Pretty sad life....but one he has chosen.
My mom and dad...well, dad is still in the hospital, having his dialysis and doing rehab to make him stronger. So far, we only see him exhausted whenever we visit....heck, we're all exhausted...with moving my mother this week and someone always having to be available to take her to the hospital daily....well, it wears a body out, to be sure. My mom's been refusing, except for a piece of toast at breakfast, to take her meals in the dining room with the rest of the residents....so yesterday my sister refused to buy her food when they went to see dad...usually, whoever takes her would stop for supper on the way home.....that's what she holds out for...well, yesterday, sister just brought her back to the retirement home and she was forced into have supper there. Because of her dementia, she's acting like a sullen teenager so sister figured we had no choice but to treat her like one....in many ways my mom is very stubborn and her own worse enemy! She complains about being bored but refuses to join in the activities there..'with all those old people'!
So, it's been quite a week..full of emotional and physical ups and downs.....we're hoping that things will get better...that my dad will be able to join my mom at the retirement home soon.....
but for today...I'll just enjoy the grandkids..... :0)
oh...today is daughter-in-law Jennifer's birthday...Happy Birthday Jennifer!
Have a great weekend ladies!

3 comments:

One More Equals Four said...

Okay, I have been whining about being exhausted, and now I feel bad. YOU are exhausted! I wish I lived close to you so I could at least bring you dinner or something.

Enjoy those grandkids today! I know you will be blessed by this! As a homeschooling mom, I now how much I appreciate it when someone is willing to keep all four of mine, that is no small task! Hope the sunshine holds out and you aren't too worn out!

I am so sorry about your son. I had hoped this was the "low point" he needed to turn around. You continue to be in my prayers, both for this situation and that with your parents.

I hope you can find some rest this weekend! God bless you!

joyceandnorm said...

That is a lot to deal with. Sorry to hear your son is being stubborn. I do know people older than him who are still living like they're invincible and doing all sorts of crazy things. And your mom being stubborn too...oh boy. I do hope you get some rest and refreshment in the Lord. Enjoy the kiddos and sunshine. Happy birthday to Jennifer!

Cathy said...

I'm so sorry for all the difficulties you're facing right now. My heart aches for you. I can't imagine how hard it is to watch your son self destruct like he is. We're going to bathe that boy in prayer!! "Where two or more are gathered in HIS name..."

Dealing with aging parents is so difficult. I can only say this because I've watched and am watching my parents deal with their own parents. I pray the Lord gives you and your siblings the grace to deal with all that goes with caring for them.

I hope you have been enjoying those precious grandchildren! They are so cute. I hope your visit with them fills your tank to overflowing. What a blessing I know they must be to you.

Praying for you!
LydiaCate