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.
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.
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.