Friday, April 11, 2008

Catch Up

I realize I haven’t been as attentive to my blog as normal. Sorry about that. Life just seems to move at a quicker and quicker pace, and this week …. feels out of control. ( I admit it, I’m a control freak at heart )

As much as hubby and I are doing great it feels like everyone and everything around us is falling apart. And I just don’t know how to be positive in the midst of it.

This week alone:
My mother-in-law (who is 76, but don’t tell her I told you) had a third surgery on her back. She has advance spinal Stenosis, and is in much pain much of the time. We hope and pray that this surgery will give we some relief from the pain and a little better quality of life. Unfortunately, I have had the sniffles all week and haven’t felt that I should visit her. My in-laws don’t live in this city, so we have the hubby’s dad staying with us all the while mom is in hospital.

An pseudo Aunt who is 83 is also in hospital with pneumonia, and I haven’t been able to visit her either.

We got news earlier this week that a friend of ours (She's 44 on the 19th) has just this week been diagnosed with cancer. It is in her liver and lungs and is inoperable. Her twin sister is looking after her two small children (16 months and 4.5 years), while her husband has basically taken up residence at the hospital. A miracle is needed.

And that’s only this week.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not whining. I am very blessed, and have little to no complaints. My heart is sore and tired of all the sadness, and I feel rather helpless to aid those around me who need support.

The weather still sucks and I just want to run away and lie on a beach somewhere. Anyone want to come along?


poolie said...

Blessings, dear one. It sounds like you are really going through a rough time.

linds said...

I am sorry to hear that your friends and family are not doing very well right now. I am thinking them and sending a prayer for you and them. *hugs* And i will for sure come and lay on that beach with you! just tell me when and where!

M said...

I'm really sorry to hear that, LJ. It's not a good time.

(I also am going through the same thing, my grandmother suddenly went crazy and has been in the hospital for the bulk of the last three weeks, while my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer this week.)