9:46 P.M. I am exhausted to say the very least.
I brought my mother home from the hospital yesterday. She has spent the past two weeks in a rehabilitation center so she could get physical therapy. She was suppose to go home to her home, but my brother,with whom she lives, has been down with the flu and I did not want her exposed to that. So, home with me she came.
The very longest stretch we slept last night was two hours. She cannot get comfortable, she has to go potty, or she just does not know what is wrong. I slept on the couch so I could hear her when she fussed about. I was afraid I would waken Stan with my constant getting up and down to take care of her.
One thing I know for sure is that I am going to hire home care for her. I cannot do this by myself. I told her we would hire someone for two weeks to see how much she improves than if she needs more, we can just continue with the help.
I have two sisters who help me during the week. One on Tuesday and Thursday and one on Wednesday. The one who helps on Tuesday and Thursday was most willing to help care for her at my home, but the one who helps on Wednesday did not understand why I still needed her on her day. I told her it was impossible for me to care for her alone 24-7. I will see if she shows on Wednesday. I have also spent the past four weekends with her because the others have to much to do and weekends are the only time they can do it. If you detect a bit of sarcasm there, you are right.
I have certainly learned what the Sandwich Generation is. Not to fun at all.
Today, as well as caring for mother, I prepared dinner for part of my family. My daughters were great in bringing food and cleaning up afterward, even doing almost all of the dishes.
So, now that is mostly off of my chest I can get to my week of rants.
I have been so frustrated by the way our world is going, and I am sure I will continue to be so, I will probably still post about it in future posts, but today I tried to focus on the finished work of the Cross and the fact that Jesus is our only answer. Without his blessed hope, I do not see how people can function especially in our times of today.
I have said before Resurrection Sunday and Christmas are my two most favorite holidays of our year. They are so interconnected and we cannot have one without the other. Our God is an Awesome God. I know he is our answer too.