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Tuesday Thoughts and Goals

  It has been a busy morning around here.  My grandson spent the night so my daughter and son could get away for a night at the beach.  With all that is going on with my parents it seems we all need a break from reality.  Mom and dad are doing pretty good.  Hospice is in place and are taking care of my dad and his needs.  This does give mom peace of mind.

 Dad is still at home and that is where he will spend the end of his days.  Mom wants to honor him in that way.  She is still taking care of him 24/7, but this is her desire.  We offer to help, stay over, and she only calls when she absolutely needs something.  I do respect and admire my mom for taking such good care of my dad.

But, there is that moment of bitterness when I am convinced that my mom will wear herself out to the point of exhaustion and collapse BECAUSE she wants to do it all.  But, we have to honor her wishes and just support her the best way we can, at least until she wants more help.

 This afternoon is jam packed with things to do before work at the college. 
  • Mail packages for eBay
  • Take more Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes to Church to be filled
  • Dental appointment.( I have a great dentist/hygienist)
  • List 3 more things on eBay. ( already listed 10 items early this morning)

Hope you all have a great Tuesday!!

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Sharon said...

Oh Lisa I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. Sending my thoughts and prayers your way today.

Making meals might be a great way to help your Mom, as she will get over tired. I do understand her need to do this for your Dad, but like you said she may overdo it.

Yes, I agree with you. We ALL need to get away every once in a while. Hopefully you'll be able to do something just.for.you soon!

CentsToSave said...

Thanks Sharon, I appreciate your kind words! And yes, meals do help her out. I try to take her a couple of casseroles a week.

We did get away last weekend to St. Augustine, just for a night but it was awesome!

kim said...

Boy it is hard when parents get old and you still have to treat them like parents when you want to take over and treat them like children. I am going through the same thing. God bless you.

laura said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Dad too. Take care x

CentsToSave said...

Thanks Laura :)

CentsToSave said...

Thank you Kim. Your are right, it is definitely not easy.