Friday, March 12, 2010
Latest update about my mom.......
It is spring break and the Professor and I will be visiting with DS2 and family for a few days, then its back to quilting, cleaning, studying for the professor and worrying about all of lifes tragedies and comedies, and the many trials of my extended family. I am so blessed to be part of such a large and crazy IRISH family, warts and all.... and there are plenty warts, let me assure you. Then without going into much detail, I have to apologize that I have been so behind in my posts. My mother is terminally ill, and has declined quickly since her birthday. I am going up to see her in a few weeks and I must admit, because of her weakened condition, this is distressing me. My dad suffered a lengthy battle with cancer and seeing him slip away so slowly was extremely tramatic and it has happened again to Mom. I know it is a part of life, but still not easy to experience. In fact, the people in the Card section where I was buying her birthday card last month, probably thought I was nuts...as I stood there in the middle of the aisle, reading cards, and crying my eyes out. My emotions are making me a bit crazy, although I know this is what happens in life. Mother knows this is coming, she has just finally agreed to let Hospice help her out. So she is preparing for this as well. I weep for her, and want to cheer her up, make her laugh, keep her strong, but know I need to let her go too.This has been a roller coaster of emotions for my whole family and I get frustrated knowing there is little I can say to comfort her or ease her suffering. I only explain that I just don't have much to say on the blog. I hope you will pray for my extended family as they all transition to this new phase of our life, for some it will be more difficult than ever. Families are such wonderfully complicated things. Kind of like piecing a difficult quilt. Sometimes, the pieces come together in a big bump in the middle and at other times, they form a perfectly smooth and perfect piece. I am sure I will post photos of the grands as soon as our visit is over. Thanks for stopping by.
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