sorry to have been MIA but it's been a long hard week
A Few Days
It really began three years ago but it exponentially increased last weekend. Dad decided to go for one of his solo drives. Four hours later he was in Boone ( a hundred miles from home). I was sick and had to let family and Mom go get him and his truck. He was admitted to Watauga Medical overnight. He checked out fine but we were all wrecks. I went up Monday after feeling some better. Took care of getting medical records and follow up appointments. Came home then, hoping to have some rest and go back to do truck recall maintenance but found Mom sick. A huge mess to clean up. Then Dad caught it. Started seeking help from aunt, Home Health Care and hopefully financial aid from Veterans Financial. Maybe enough for three days a week plus another sitter possibility. After much prayer this became a comforting solution.
What a weekend and “weekbegin.” I had a virus. Dad took a ride to BOONE, NC! Yes. That’s what I said.
Told mom he was going Christmas shopping. Ended up on 321N. 100 miles from home.
Cop stopped him. Admitted to hospital overnight. No injuries or further stroke evidence. Just mixed up on details. Mom (who can’t do it alone), her sister, brother-in-law, nephew and his wife came to her rescue. Paid for an overnight room and clean clothes and my cousin and his wife drove dad’s truck home. They no longer have keys at their house and mom is most upset. They know it’s the next step to losing all independence.
There are not enough thanks for things not being worse than they were. There are not enough tears to shed for what is.
What do you do without family?
How do you get enough help without hiring, when money is so tight?
How do people get through these things?
GRACE OF GOD! Pure and simple.
AND after reading Guideposts....
I realize God can fix everything.
He mends broken hearts.
He fills empty spirits.
He gathers all souls close.
He never forsakes us.
The old saying goes "if God isn't close, guess who moved" is true.
Never, ever forsake HIM!