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Gathering Of The Family And Other Random Thoughts

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Hubby, K-9 children and I are getting ready to spend a few days with FIL and his family. Our daughter's plane gets in this afternoon and we will pick her up at the airport. It will be great to see her and hubby appreciates the support. FIL is asleep all the time now and is taking in no food or fluids. The nurse's aids have been dismissed and only the nurses are allowed to tend him. He wanted to die at home surrounded by his family and we are doing our best to make that wish come true. The last 2 siblings will also be getting in tonight. We have all gotten rooms at a local motel so that we can be close. I am bringing my bathing suit and workout clothes with me so I can make good use of the hotel gym. I'm also bringing healthy snacks so I won't be tempted to binge because of all of the stress and emotional turmoil. I will also bring snacks for hubby so that he can keep his blood sugar under control. Stress does strange things to a diabetic. The dogs sense that we are stressed and are acting very affectionate to both of us. They are clinging every time we go out the door. Our male fur baby is doing a lot of whining and demanding to go outside. Our female is having accidents on the rug. It's funny how attuned they are to human emotions. I'm up at 4:30a.m. this morning because our little male baby has squeezed me out of my side of the bed. ( I think hubby has been a restless sleeper with nightmares again.) It will be a blessing when all of this is over and Dad is no longer suffering.

  
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SLENDERELLA61 2/4/2012 6:59PM

    Hang in there, Cyndi. So sorry for your stress and challenges. It just isn't easy. Proud of you for thinking ahead about your snacks and workouts. Hope the good eating and the exercise helps you cope. Take care, Marsha

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L*I*T*A* 2/2/2012 10:00AM

    prayers continue for you and yours.....
what a loving and caring family you have!!
blessings and hugs....lita

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DONNABRIGHT 2/2/2012 8:20AM

    Prayers and blessings be with all of you. Above song is awesome!

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 2/2/2012 5:46AM

    The only thing that comes to mind is a song from Mandisa -

He Is With You

There's a time to live
And a time to die
There's a time to laugh
And a time to cry

There's a time for war
And a time for peace
There's a hand to hold
In the worst of things
In the worst of things

He is with you when your faith is dead
And you can't even get out of bed
Or your husband doesn't kiss you anymore
He is with you when your baby's gone
And your house is still
And your hearts are stone
Crying "God what'd you do that for?"
He is with you

There's a time for yes
And a time for no
There's a time to be angry
And a time to let it go
There's a time to run
And a time to face it
There's love to seek
In all of this
Through all of this

He is with you in the conference room
When the world is coming down on you
And your wife and kids don't know you anymore
And He is with you in the ICU when the doctors don't know what to do
And it scares you to the core
He is with you

We may weep for a time but joy will come in the morning
The morning light

He is with you when your kids are grown
When there's too much space and you feel alone
And your worried if you got it right or wrong
Yes He is with you when you've given up on ever finding your true love
Someone who feels like home
He is with you

When nothing else is left and you take your final breath
He is with you

He is with you


HUGS

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Lunch Was Fun!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Lunch and shopping was fun with my sister yesterday. We found many bargains and enjoyed some laughs. Especially the red bathing suit that I tried on - the size was miss marked and I couldn't get it up over my thighs. My sister later asked me if I had tried on the red suit that was hanging on the rack to be put back. When I said yes, she said, "But it's only a size 8 or possibly a 10!" I'm thinking, only in my dreams could I fit into a size 8! (Neither of us could have fit into that suit and she is much smaller than I.) When I was very slim the smallest size I could wear was a 12 because I have a large bone structure. It was good for a laugh however!

With my energy level renewed, we headed home with our treasurers. It was so good for me to take a break from the stress. I had so much more to give hubby, just by taking care of myself. My FIL stopped being able to swallow yesterday. I suspect the doctor will have to start an IV line in order to give him fluids and pain medicine. As his lungs begin to fill up with fluid, his breathing is very labored and painful. He has trouble remembering who we are now. Hubby took a break today, which was good for him too. He was "on call" but was able to stay close to home for a change. Hopefully he will be able to get some sleep tonight.

  
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RUTHIEBEAR 1/31/2012 12:52PM

    Glad that in the midst of your stressful situation you could gat a break and have a laugh! emoticon

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 1/31/2012 10:11AM

    I am so glad you had fun with your sister.

I am sorry to hear about your fil Cyndi. I hope you and dh get the break you need to rebuild your energy.

Praying for you and yours.

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DONNABRIGHT 1/31/2012 9:32AM

    Good for you and hubby to take a break.

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L*I*T*A* 1/31/2012 9:19AM

    so nice to have a sister to share things............
so glad you enjoyed your time together...
blessings and hugs..........lita

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TWNOMWE 1/31/2012 9:16AM

    Great that you had a fun day with your sister.
Praying for FIL. emoticon

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JTREMBATH 1/31/2012 12:54AM

    I'm pleased you had a great day with your sister.

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Feeling Stressed Today

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I'm feeling very stressed and sad as hubby and I spend FIL's last days with him. It is difficult to watch a once larger than life man slowly slip into death. Hubby and his siblings are gathered around him today and I'm taking the time off. It will be a very tough week. I'm going out to lunch with my sister and then we're going to have sister bonding time. I'm hoping it will be fun so that I'll be refreshed enough to comfort hubby when he comes home tonight. I'm saying many prayers for strength and comfort for his family.

  
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TBRANCH2 1/29/2012 10:08PM

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ADELCASALE 1/29/2012 6:28PM

    Will continueto keep you in my prayers! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 1/29/2012 4:14PM

    It is difficult to get through such a time. Hang in there.

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L*I*T*A* 1/29/2012 12:20PM

    what a difficult and stressful time for all...
praying for you and yours.....
enjoy the lunch distraction....
blessings and hugs...............lita

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Attitude of Gratitude #4

Friday, January 27, 2012

Today I am grateful for:
Rain (even if it is just a little!)
Leftovers (I didn't have to cook!)
Finding bargains when shopping
A good night's sleep
Inside exercise
A great Pilates instructor
My friend's improving health
Having fun watching a movie with hubby
Having a television
My faith

  
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DONNABRIGHT 1/28/2012 9:22AM

    You are so awesome!

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Attitude Of Gratitude #3

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Today I'm grateful for:
Low sodium tomato sauce
Turkey meatballs
Brown rice
Fun during my workout today
Nice neighbors who look out for one another
My primary care doctor who is thorough and takes good care of me
Second chances - tomorrow is another day and I know I'll be successful!

  
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TWNOMWE 1/27/2012 3:32PM

    It nice people look out for one another and wonderful your doctor is one of the good ones!!
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DONNABRIGHT 1/27/2012 7:25AM

    Awesome!

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L*I*T*A* 1/26/2012 11:47PM

    cool.......great attitudes of gratitude!!
love your new background!!!
blessings and hugs..........lita

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