Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Yesterday morning Jack found his dear father Oscar.
My first thought was, "Well, Oscar is with Marie. He is happy."
Matthew is taking it the hardest.
They are 2 WONDERFUL Christians and people. Their shoes will be very hard - if not impossible - to replace.
THANKS for all your Prayer, comments, etc.
They still are needed during the next few months.
Earlier this evening I was ruminating over the loss.
Then God reminded me of a quote/saying (don't remember where or by whom)
Probably paraphrasing, but..
Don't be sad because they are gone.
Be happy/glad because they were in your life.
HOW TRUE !
Am going to get ready for bed. If I am to make it through the funeral and receiving of friends, I definitely need more sleep than usual.
THANKS for your continued Prayers and Concern.
LOVE TO ALL!
Friday, June 06, 2014
Posted about today as a reply on yesterday's
Let's see if I can post Matthew's pic here
Have a Wonderful Weekend !
Peace, Love and Blessings
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Absolutely cannot handle things any more.
Jack finally told his brother that we HAVE to get a regular daytime sitter for Dear Oscar.
One starts tomorrow. She is an NA and will reheat food (still from us) and do light housework.
WHEW ! What a Relief!
IF... I can make it until tomorrow !
Matthew is with Oscar tonight.
MORE GOOD INFO !!!
2) Oscar is walking most of the time with a walker instead of a wheelchair
3) Nurse said Oscar has improved enough to stay alone after he goes to bed
As I said, Matthew is there tonight, but we are still concerned in case Oscar gets up during the night. Someone will still stay if needed. Matthew also said he will continue to try to stay at once a week just to be with his Papaw!
After coming home this evening, I felt I was literally at the breaking point.
First I had 6 wheat thins - all I'd eaten ALL DAY !
Then I called Dad. He is doing well. Can't get to see him until at least Sunday. I paced for the 20 minutes we talked. YAY !
Got on pc to check 600 MORE EMAILS! (And post update here)
This post by Matthew on Facebook took my breath away and IMMEDIATELY helped CALM me!
So I HAVE to share with You Dear Friends.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I!
Matthew’s GORGEOUS pix of Clingman’s Dome
Oh, Yes, MORE STRESS.
Jack's 50th high school reunion is this weekend.
I feel so OLD, FAT and UGLY !
Not sleeping much has not helped.
I just want to make it through this weekend - reunion stuff tomorrow night and most of Saturday.
Then, Lord willing, next week maybe Jack and I can RELAX !
Whatever THAT IS - I can hardly remember!
HOPEFULLY, I can get back on track - my life and Spark.
STRESS, BUSYNESS, LITTLE SLEEP, LITTLE EXERCISE, TERRIBLE EATING
all have taken a big toll.
I AM N-O-T GIVING UP !
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your continued support
while I have been going through this hellish period.
Your Prayers/Good Thoughts have sustained me.
Isn't it funny how people you have not met - and probably never will -
can have such a major influence!
I will never forget your kindness !
Friday, May 30, 2014
First, Oscar started this week with BAD ALLERGY days this week. Lots of sinus drainage and coughing.
UGGGHH ! He had been feeling and doing SO WELL !
Jack and Matt have it too. For some reason, mine has just been the usual normal aggravation.
Then, Tuesday, Jack’s cousin (who keeps Oscar 730am-3pm) somewhere, somehow got MRSA, that contagious staph bacteria! (She also had it in Dec and was hospitalized for a week on iv antibiotics.)
So she is out of the assistance picture for a while.
Jack’s jerk brother STILL REFUSES TO HELP ! He is busy, he is tired, he has things to do, he and his wife want to do things together ! Well SO DO JACK AND I !!!!!!!!!!!!!
And the biggie: “Dad needed to go to a nursing home at the start like I said.”
Sometimes I wish I weren’t so nice. I would love to tell him off. Subtlety hasn’t worked. Neither has DIRECTLY ASKING HIM TO DO HIS SHARE ! Nothing moves him to action.
?? How can someone be so selfish, insensitive, uncaring ??
Jack and I are at our wits end ! He called a senior home care place about hiring a day-time sitter for Oscar. Hopefully we can interview tomorrow.
We haven’t been able to visit my Father all week.
THANKS, EVERYONE, for your continuing love and prayers.
No PC or Wi-Fi near FiL’s. So I don’t know when I will be able to post - or have the strength or sanity !
I have been getting in my water MOST of the time. But exercise and diet – FORGET ABOUT IT !
I am ALMOST totally drained – physically and emotionally.
Peace, Love and Blessings to You All !
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