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M is for More Challenging Than I Thought

Monday, April 01, 2019

I went up to NC, and I am still in NC, to help my Aunt who fell and broke her wrist. She is also raising two great-grandchildren whose parents are MIA and have be in and out of their lives for five years. The kids are 12 and 14 years old and old enough to know better and help out but I found out that they do not. I have found that being here is more challenging than I had anticipated and YIKES!!!

I ended up catching an upper respiratory viral infection from one of my cousins and it has sent me for a loop. So, I am doing my best to keep healthy and get the house in some semblance of order but it's not working well. I had a heart to heart talk with the kids when I was taking them to school today, but I got permission to do this before I did and I heard and saw a change when they came through the door this afternoon. One cousin came in and asked if there was anything that needed to be done and the other put their laundry away without being told. Thank You, Jesus, for small miracles.

I let my Aunt know that she was being too soft on them, and she poured her heart out to me and we had a good talk too. We also had a family meeting where one didn't want to hear anything and went into their bedroom and my Aunt let them know that I was very upset and hurt by what had happened. That cousin told me that they didn't want to be around all the arguing and I let them know that it was a family discussion not an argument and they told me they were sorry for walking out.

I did get one cousin to go to church with me and the other said they would and then when the time came said, "No"! I talked to that cousin about being true to your word and they seemed to understand because I let them know that I could not trust what they were saying any longer because of things like that. They have not done that again, with me.

I am tired and worn out and still fighting this infection but the cousin that passed this to me is still much worse than I am. I am praying that this goes away soon as I do want to feel better!!! And the topper is that they have been without internet because of a modem malfunction to two and a half days and I didn't get anything done online and that includes my homework. We couldn't even use our phones because the modem malfunction put the Wifi out too and WOW!!!!

I will be going back home on Friday, the 5th of April and I will be so delighted to sleep in my bed, even if it is only for two nights before I had down to the Mayo Clinic for four days. I will be so happy to be able to stay home.

My Aunt is doing better and I am delighted about that and thanking God for that which means that I won't have to come back up here when I get done at the Mayo Clinic. YEA!!!!

The big question that I have already asked myself is; "Would I do this again"? YES!!! In a heart beat because this is my family and I love them. Besides, I have learned a lot about not only my cousins and my Aunt but about me also!!!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA
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