Well I think I might have a little bit of time (mom is napping) so I decided to see if I couldn't get a post up.
Soo let's see...mom is staying with me this week even though she is not officially moved in, as my sisters who were staying with her had to get back to their regular responsibilities. Let's just say, while it is going well, LOTS of it is a lot more work and responsibility then I was thinking. Somewhat stressful I am not going to lie. A LOT of it would be soo much easier if I wasn't dealing with my own arthritis. I have such a hard time getting around myself. I just had to tell you this humerus story though.
Mom was needing lots of little things....some make-up, a new mirror, a vanity seat, and handicap poles to assist her in and out of the shower just to name a few. So we decided to head out to Target to get some of this done yesterday. Now the Target store we have by us is HUGE and I love it. However I always get in one of the little electric carts as there is no way I can get through the store otherwise. My mom can't even get in and out of the car by herself and needs a walker to get around at all. I have been trying for MONTHS to get her to try a cart. Otherwise I too have to walk through the store to make sure she doesn't fall etc. etc., and trust me I pay for this BIG time later when I do. Sooo she decides she will try. Oh my goodness....is about all I can say. She was finally in and we moved out. Now I usually whip the thing as fast they will go and fly through the store. I knew of course I would have to slow it down some or she'd get left behind. But I felt like I was truly crawling and kept turning around to see if she was coming and saying to her, "Are you coming mom?" And she would say right back, "Right behind you." I don't know why but it was just soo funny. If you could have seen the determined look on her face, it was just so cute. But when we would FINALLY get where we wanted to be, and by the time we would get both carts positioned to where we could actually both see what we were looking at, we were blocking the WHOLE aisle. Mom was terrified to back up in the thing, so I had to keep turning around etc. Finally one time we bumped into each other as she tried to get closer and we both burst into laughter and practically fell off our carts in hysterics. I am sure we were a sight. Over 2 hours (yes you heard me right!) later we finally left. Poor mom was soo exhausted...however as I was getting her into the car she said, "Joe would be soo proud of me. He always told me I could work one of those things." For some reason I could have just burst into tears. I have to fix her plates, remind her to take her pills, answer the same questions over and over, and try to calm her when she becomes agitated. Other times she is her old self and carries on a conversation just wonderfully. But I can honestly say I so enjoy her. We have had some good laughs already. I have found myself though asking God if he was sure He knew what He was doing as I wonder if until I get my knees done (which I am not sure how that will be working in) if I am even going to be able to keep up with it all. But in my devotional this morning the Lord as always lead me to sooo many verses that brought me comfort. Right at the top of the list this morning was.... I CAN do all things through Christ who strengths me.....I know my God will see me through this, but for right now I thank Him for laughter, and electric carts! haha
Came across a couple more cute pics from their vacation I decided to pop on here. How these pictures make me smile.
|WATCHING FIREWORKS WITH DADDY|
|SAM LOVED THE SAND!|
|4TH OF JULY BOY!|
|CUTE LITTLE FAMILY|
|GRANDMA LOVES THESE GIRLS!|
We have the official move in this week-end, lots more settling in to do, and church on Sun followed by a beach trip and a Baptism....Lots going on. Hope you all have a wonderful week-end.