Wrapping up the family trip
Friday, February 15, 2013
After leaving Massachusetts and the new granddaughter last Sunday, we drove through Canada to visit family in Michigan.
Our parents are aging rapidly. My dad is terminally ill and my father-in-law is failing. My dad's goal is to live until the end of June, my parents' 60th anniversary, but I don't know if he'll make it.
My mom, a fireball of activity at nearly 80 and 105 pounds, has us eating healthily. She's always been thin but she's lost even more weight taking care of my dad. I understand it's hard to eat when the only person in the household can barely eat anything. I know I've definitely cut down on portions and snacking while here. This has been a good week eating wise and priceless as far as spending time with my dad. It's hard for him to talk, and tiring, but he's always been such a social person that it's hard for him NOT to visit with us. I've been able to help them straighten out some things on their computer. Dad's done everthing right and has all of his affairs in order.
TC and I will leave for Arkansas late tomorrow afternoon and be home Sunday afternoon. I'm planning to get back to the fitness center Monday morning for bike class so I can start the week right!
It's been a good trip -- we got to see the very beginning of one life, and the end stage of others. It's always important to reconnect.
Have a happy Friday, Sparkfriends!!