A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
— Herm Albright
Phew. A Free Week. I’ve become a care-giver for my elderly mother. Figuratively, my new job began 2 years ago, when I began all the footwork to make this happen. Literally, it became my job on the 14th of this month when I traveled to Louisiana to transfer her to Washington State to be near me.
I flew down on Thursday and we flew back on Friday. While she lives in a local Care Center, I am with my momma every day to watch over her and ensure she receives the proper care at the center.
I have breakfast with her and spend a couple hours with her. Then I go home for a few hours to do what needs to be done there, and then I return to where she is living to have dinner with her and spend some more time with her after dinner.
It’s been wondered to me (before the fact) how I would fit taking care of her the way I do, in, and still be able to continue to work on my writing. Believe it or not, I’m doing it!
When my brothers and sisters at my church expressed concern about becoming overwhelmed, I told them I was with my momma every day to ensure she would NOT become overwhelmed with the sudden change from where she has been for the past 6 years. They then expressed they were concerned about ME becoming overwhelmed! LOL! I had not thought of that.
I’m proud of myself that while my hours do threaten to overwhelm me; they have not. 🙂 I really do look forward to spending as much time as I can with my momma. 🙂 Another way it’s fun is that I’ve been busy taking stuff to her room to make it homier, too. Before long we will be able to decorate for Christmas!
What brings Joy to your heart?