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Life changes in a BLINK of an eye

Sunday, July 08, 2012

My 112 mile drive to mom and dad's is OVER, done with - kaput!

My mom and dad now live 3 miles from ME.
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A little over a year ago mom and dad were moved the farthest they have lived away from me in over 24 years.. I have been the most consistent with their care over that time period.

My sister started to help two years back - (thank you Jesus!) - I am thankful for that - but then she moved them 56 miles away. Getting there once a week became my norm - with all of my health stuff - I could not go 2 - 3 times a week - which is what I did - even when I worked 33 hours a week and was driving two hours a day, four times a week - mom and dad was almost an hour away to boot!
They then moved 30 minutes away the year I left work due to my health and returned to school full time and worked part time. But, I still went to mom and dads 2 - 3 times a week.

Now they are five minutes from my home - I have not had that in 8 years! Most of my siblings are like I wont be up there very much, I cannot do this no more, I cant do that any more - I am like FORGET what you cannot DO - tell me WHAT YOU CAN DO. emoticon emoticon

I am happy! My job just got easier to do things for mom and dad... instead of being on the road over 2 hours getting to them - I will be spending that time with them!

It is a long story of why they had to move - but I think it was God who finally intervened and answered my prayer. Two days ago they lived 56 miles away and we had to make a fast decision and find a new place - now they are 3 miles from me.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2BE-MY-BEST 7/31/2012 4:25PM

    Congrats on having them closer to you. I am glad your happy! Paulette

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1COUNTRY_GAL 7/28/2012 4:24AM

    emoticon THat's awesome and such a huge Blessing,PTL,that worked well! emoticon emoticon Diana

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CBEVNOW 7/16/2012 7:30AM

    I am so glad for you Jen, i know how that goes, when my Mom and Dad were alive, it was me alone to care for them but they lived about 10 minutes away. Its stll hard but i know they appreciate you.


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WINSLOWGIRLS3 7/11/2012 9:46AM

    Jean that is awesome!!! Just make sure to take care of yourself also!

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THEADMIRAL 7/10/2012 3:27PM

  Jean, that is emoticon But please, please, please pace yourself. My DSIL lived 15 minutes away from my DMIL, even though the DMIL was a saint, it was still quite a load on my DSIL with her two siblings so far away (my sweetie in Virginia and their brother in Ohio). emoticon

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STRINGI719 7/9/2012 6:20PM

    How wonderful that you are now able to be there quickly & easily whenever they need you!

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 7/9/2012 10:39AM

    No more moving! I'm so glad for you! That drive was such a burden...

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 7/9/2012 6:43AM

    What a blessing!

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DEE107 7/9/2012 12:08AM

    Jean that is a great thing I know hugs

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FRANANN3 7/8/2012 11:14PM

    That's WONDERFUL news Jean!!!! It WiLL be easier!!!! God Bless You all!

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