Happy Wednesday! Sorry I've been so late in the day posting this week, but it's been busy around here. The landscape crew has finally been able to get to us and so we're well underway! Yay!
I just wanted to take the time to thank you, my dear blogland friends, for the kind words related to my caregiving of my MIL. It's appreciated more than I could ever say in words - but please know that I felt all the kindness, prayers, and support directed my way. It isn't an easy job, and some days I end with tears, but I truly feel blessed that I'm able to give to and help a loved one this way.
We've been continuing with the unseasonably warm and lovely weather, so my MIL and Ruby and I continue on our beautiful walks!
The tree that was only getting orange at the tip is now becoming orange all over! Fall is really starting to put on her pretty party clothes.
I will say that the hardest part about caregiving for someone you love is the long slow goodbye. There are moments I'll feel like I'm with my old friend...and then there are many more moments I feel like I'm looking through glass at a perfect stranger. My MIL was one of my very best friends and we shared so much together. Now it feels like the the things we can share together keep shrinking and shrinking. I know there is no way around though - no shortcut through the pain and sadness. So I try to treasure the special moments we do share as much as possible, so I can still have them to look back upon some day too.
I had this photo of a road by my house on my instagram the other day (see link in column at the right) - and I had this posted with it:
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
I think it's so true and it's a good way to approach life...especially the more challenging parts. Thanks again and blessings to all. xo