Thursday, January 24, 2013
BEST HUSBAND IN THE WORLD!
Just felt the need this morning to write down somewhere and document so to speak the fact that I have one of the world's best husbands! What in the world I would ever do without him is something I just couldn't bear to figure out.
Life with mom this week has just been hard....She requires A LOT of help. Both physically (getting up and down off of anything, bathing, dressing, eating, moving from room to room, using the bathroom and on and on) and emotionally. She is weak, overwhelmed, anxious, tired, and needy. She is trying soo hard to get better doing every little thing she should, but it is a SLOW SLOW process. Most of the things I do for mom would honestly not be that big of a deal if I was not dealing with the physical limitations I have myself. My knees are soo shot that just propelling myself around where I need to go is already hard. But when I add on everything I have to do to help mom my knees are just throbbing by the end of the day. And my stomach is still NOT right. Some days are alot better than others, but I rarely have one that doesn't present an issue or two. I guess that is just what life is with irritable bowel. I like to stay busy (at least mentally if I am hurting) as best as I can every day, and yet most of this week has just been a blur of preparing and taking meals to mom, getting her dressed and undressed, remembering her pills, and just generally caring for her. And of course several weeks before this one were lost in a swirl of hospital rooms or bumper to bumper traffic going back and forth. The rain today is adding to my frustrations, and it is to continue for at least 5 days I hear. Which is really a good thing as goodness knows California needs the rain.
The point of this is NOT to whine. I have said it before, and I will say it again, I hate whining! Especially when I hear it coming out of my own mouth. I am not looking for pity, (hate that too!) and I have NO DOUBT that the Lord will grant me all the grace and strength I need to cope with this season in my life. The point of this is to thank Him for a husband who is there for me. Who tries his best to make things easier for me. Who prays for me, cooks for me, and makes me laugh. This morning he brought mom her coffee in her bed after getting her propped up and ready, and then made tea for me and told me he'd be home by 4 so I can go and get my hair done (I have had to cancel the last two appointments as there was no one to keep mom). OH! And told me to leave out what I want for dinner and he'd have it ready when I get home. smile Now it really doesn't get much better does it? So thank you Lord for blessing me so, and may this example of loving and serving like you love, be an inspiration to me to do the same!
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