Well my friends, it is like my dad always used to say, "Life has never promised us a bed of roses." How true.
This year thus far, our family has certainly had its' share of life changes to say the very least. First was the passing of my beloved dad, a loss I know which our family will never fully recover from (as always holds true after a devastating loss of a loved one), and, this will be the first year we will not have him around to celebrate Father's Day.
A week ago, my mother-in-law (whom I always refer to as my "second mom") suffered a very bad fall and had to be hospitalized for a couple of days then three more days of rehab. Because my father-in-law is not well in body or mind, he could not be left alone in the house for any length of time. And so hubby, his cousin and her husband, and I had taken turns staying at the house to take care of him. For those who have never "been there," this is not by any means an easy task ~ not for the family member who is subjected to illness or for the rest of the family who can do little except to sit back and watch it all unfold ... hoping for the best while doing their best to take care of them.
The good news is, mom is back home again and will continue to rehab there while my hubby stays with them to help mom with whatever she and my father-in-law may need.
On a more happy note; however, both my sister Robin (aka Aurora Skye) and mom (second mom, that is) had birthdays this past week. Robin's was on Friday and mom's is actually today!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! I AM SO VERY BLESSED TO HAVE YOU IN MY LIFE!!!