Monday, January 30, 2012
January has been way more challenging than I had ever anticipated back when I was thinking of 2012 resolution possibilities. I didn't expect to watch my little brother die on 1/11. I didn't expect my 97 year old mom to dive so quickly and completely into missing him - he had lived in her house the previous 17 months since splitting from his wife of 22 years. Life is so strange and unpredictable. Still, I've been s blessed through all of this. I came home a couple weeks ago and am trying to catch up with some rest, doctor appointments and tests, and just being present for my husband and for my daughter's family. There is little real time for me. I'm preparing for another two week trip to help my mother and I kind of doubt she will still be alive by this time next year. We'll see. Meanwhile, I need to make time for my exercise time, healthy eating, enough rest. Those are my new resolutions. Maybe they are a little late in making an appearance, but I know with all that is going on around me, I need to take good care of me to be there for everyone else. Blessings on each of you out there who also need to and are trying to make space in your lives for yourselves!