Sunday, August 19, 2012

On Family

It has been a rather tumultuous summer for myself and my family...for the last two months my mom has been very ill, so ill that I had to fly to Saskatchewan to help my Dad with her care.

It can be so hard to watch your parents as they age...the difficulties that aging can bring to their lives...the changes that can so unexpectedly happen.

 In a lot of ways these past two months have enlightened me and taught me many things. It has been a time of growth for me, an experience that has shown me the power of compassion, love and commitment.  

How when bad things happen a family can pull together and be strong and unbreakable...how when one member feels like giving up, another member will step in to lend a shoulder for crying, a heart for loving, and a will to help you carry on.

The battle isn't over but a least we have each other...and no one will ever be left alone.

Treasure your family...as it is the only one you will ever have!

Susan

10 comments:

Dianna said...

How right you are - Treasure your family! My Dad fell 2 months ago and broke his hip. We just got him home from rehab - but this family journey is far from over - he is 89. I am so glad I have siblings and Mom to help him and us. You said it well - At least we have each other and no one will ever be left alone. Thanks!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I find myself thinking of you and your generous spirit whenever I look at your creations that now live with me. When you'd like to do another commission, and you have the time, please email me. I'd love to order another and I have just the thing in mind!
Prayers for you and your family.
xoxo
Donna

Stampmouse said...

Beautifully said. Mays ending you strength and prayers to get through the rough patches

Kays Kids said...

My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Hold tight together, it is a special time when we can care for our parents. I lost both of mine many years ago, so treasure them.
Hugs

WoolenSails said...

That is so true, most people don't find that out, till it is too late. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Debbie

Jeff said...

Love you Susie-Q. These words brought tears to your big brother's eyes. I cherish the memories of all of us being at the cabin sitting around the camp fire, not a worry in mind.

The French Bear said...

Thinking of you and your family, love as much as your heart will let you........take comfort and strength from each other.
Love
Mags
xx

Deborah Adams said...

Family, friends and health are everything. Blessings to you!

~ Deb

Jan Spell Pritchard said...

Piling on with more support and loving vibes to offer (still working with the lessons and legacy of caring for my Dad in his last year, this past year) - Time does seem to become something of an altered state when that stage is upon us - no matter which is our particular role in it! May you and yours easily find all the strength you need as you go along - and your minutes and hours filled with blessings! I'm sure I'm not alone in saying your fans are here to support you and will be delighted to see updates as you can get to them - and walk with you as your path shows what ever next steps are to come! (((sending hugs)))))) All the best - more later - Jan

Michelle May said...

Sending you lots of hugs for your heart and lots of hugs for your family.
xx

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