I have been asked several times this week about my blog and why I haven't done an entry lately. Well, well, well, can I just say that I have had very little time for blogging. Blogging is a real source of joy for me and I miss it terribly, but there are just times when it has be way down on my list of priorities and now is one of those times. So, I hope all my faithful followers will stick with me and not give up on me as I try to find balance in my life at this time.
First, let me give you an update on Daddy. He has had somewhat of a set back since my last update in that he lost what strength he had regained in his feet and legs. He had gotten to where he could bear some of his own weight and actually move his feet a little. But, that is not the case now. Of course, that is discouraging to all of us. He has maintained his lower arm strength and the ability to move his hands and fingers. He continues to feed himself, operate his TV remote, shave and open and turn on his Kindle. These are all huge and while he is very slow with these acts, he is able to do them and we rejoice in that. He is enjoying visitors more and seems to be adjusting more and more to the reality of his condition.
Secondly, I mentioned me trying to find balance. That is my struggle right now. I realize the need in this because Dad's condition is what it is and we will be dealing with it the rest of his life. I struggle with guilt if I am in town and do not go and see him everyday. Now, this is self inflicted guilt, he has certainly not made me feel guilty in any way. I truly do not know how I could do any more than I do and missing a day or two a week would be a nice break. I'm going to try and begin missing a day ever so often and I'm sure, once I do it a time or two, it will get easier. The thing is, if I am not at the facility visiting him, I'm often tending to his business affairs. That should get less in the weeks ahead but for now, it is all consuming. Yes, life is indeed a balancing act and I haven't been doing a very good job lately but hopefully in the days ahead, I'll get it figured out.
Thirdly, my little Princess spent the day with me recently and she found the empty laundry basket and a plastic bowl to be so entertaining. Isn't it amazing how kids can have all kinds of toys but the ones they seem to enjoy the most are just simple household items. She is such a bright spot in our lives!
Fourthly, our little Prince will be 3 years old on Sunday. Just seems impossible!
Fifthly, Hubby and I will be headed to Las Vegas Sunday morning. We will be attending a convention and will work in a little fun in the process. I hear that Barry Manilow is there and I may have to check out tickets to see him. I do love me some Barry! ~smile~
Meanwhile, thanks for stopping by and please continue your prayers for Dad. We know that without your prayers and God's wonderful grace, we could not make it. He gives us just enough for each day! Blessings my friends!