Sunday, August 05, 2012
This year has been very difficult all in all. The biggest challenge has been my mom's declining health. It has been emotionally, physically, financially draining. Her short term memory is really bad now. She is dealing with an infection in two vertebrae and is receiving heavy duty long term antibiotic treatment.
The other big challenge has bben that my 9 year old granddaughter was in foster care. Her mother took a road trip from Minnesota to Alabama. She dropped my granddaughter (along with her 4 other siblings from a different father) at a "friend" in Ohio and said she would pick them up in a year! ARE YOU KIDDING!!! The kids all ended up in foster care. My granddaughter's mother coached my granddaughter to say untrue things about son. Long story short......the foster mom testified about this during the hearing and the judge immediately sent my granddaughter to live with her dad permanently. I am ecstatic!!! It is sad for this sweet little girl to lose her mother and siblings (her mom "lost" all of her children), Her mom is wanted for theft in several states so maybe it will spare my granddaughter from seeing her mother go to prison. Please pray for little Cece. She is doing well now but who knows when all of this will weigh down her heart and mind. Fortunately, she was totally excited to come and live with her dad.
Earlier this year my grandson had another big surgery on his skull. His mother has managed to get evicted from their house. This is not for lack of having lots and lots of financial help and support of many people to help care for her child.
I have struggled with asthmas and bronchitis this year. The ragweed is opening early and I can sure feel it.
The good thing that happened is that I had a real vacation! We were blessed to celebrate our 35th anniversary by taking a cruise to Alaska. I ate my way through the cruise and I am embarassed to say I have gained almost all my weight back.
So now what do I do??? I have my husband, my parents, my son, my granddaughter, and my grandson. They have all loved me and I love them. I need to love me now to regain my health for me and to be there for for them. Today I am officially back on track--still struggling but taking steps in the right direction.