☀️Welcome to the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!☀️
This is a place to share some love and spread some sunshine!
Happy Week!What a week!
WHAT a week!
Just when I think that things can’t get more up in the air, I’m proven wrong!
My poor mom, on Thursday, took a spill on the wet grass. That little slip landed her in the hospital with a nasty break to her femur, surgery, and a long road of recovery ahead.
They say you never know how much someone does until they don’t do it, like the humorous, but true story about the man who comes home from work and wonders what in the world happened at home. Read that humorous short story here The gist of the story is that he is flabbergasted at the huge mess, and when he questions his wife, she simply asks, “Remember all those days when you came home and asked me what I did all day? Well…today I didn’t do it”.
I fear many don’t have a clue as to what “mom” does, how many almost insignificant duties she fulfills silently, that will never be known until she stops doing them. This is certainly the case with my mother.
Mom is the primary caregiver for my dad, who suffers from Lewy Body Dementia, a branch of Parkinson’s Disease. As I’ve suddenly stepped into that role, I see how many invisible things my mom regularly does. I will not be able to replace her, but I’ll do my best, as will everyone else who’s trying to fill her shoes poorly.
We are trying to wrap our minds around the “new normal” and what that will mean for everyone. Truth is, we just don’t know. For now, I’m staying with my dad and aunt, since Dad needs someone with him. It’s not easy being away from my family and everything that we are involved in. It’s also not easy for me to intrude upon my parents’ home. We all do things differently.
Me being a nurse, I snap into caregiver role pretty easily. But when I’m at work, my shift ends at seven. When I’m a caregiver/nurse, there are no shifts, the roles are uncertain, and the lines between director and daughter really blur.
For us it is a time of wondering, with a “wait and see what tomorrow brings” attitude. Not gonna say there’s not a bit of worry thrown in.
God has always led us, and He’s not going to stop.
On Sabbath, we paused to remember some Bible promises and colored some illustrated verses for my mom.
We can’t fail when we put our hope in God’s promises. ❤️ 📖 🧎♀️
Enough from me! Let’s get hopping!
All the best,
Here are this week’s featured posts!Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration from these!
5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs
Ultimate Guide to Composting at Home
If you were featured, I’ll be sharing your posts, and you’re welcome to paste this image into your blog post or sidebar.
Thank you to everyone who came to participate. ♥️
The focus of this blog hop will be: anything related to making our homes more sunny and happy! If that’s through homemade cooking, a health tip that will help another, homesteading tips, homeschool successes or real-life struggles, or just whatever God is impressing you with in your home journey, please share it!
Have a great week, and feel free to share the hop with others!