You know how it is, you start bragging about something and then it turns around and kicks you in the butt. Yesterday my post was about how I successfully (?) weaned myself off of the anti-depressants I have been taking over the past several years. No sooner had I hit the "publish" button than I received a call telling me that my husband had been accepted at the nursing facility here in my city, and they needed a definite day that he would be moved. Well, the tears began to flow and flow they did for most of the afternoon as I made the arrangements for his move on Friday and asking my friend, Marti to be with me since my daughter just left this morning for NYC and won't be back until Sunday afternoon. Tears continued to flow as the Director at his "new" place told me what a gentle man he was, how he would fit in well, they would take good care of him, etc etc. Am I going to get that bottle out with the little blue pills, no. But I know that it is there if I feel the need for that extra help down the line. Granted this is an upsetting time, moving my sweetie from a place that I felt very comfortable with to a new more hospital like environment, but I know it is needed, he needs it and that is what's important right now.
Thank you to all who commented yesterday on my need for help when I was at a very low point in my life and I congratulate those who have recognized their own needs and have taken steps to live better, happier, more fulfilling lives with the help of medication when needed. There is no shame in these needs and I thank God that there is medication to help us when our lives spin out of control.
My daughter, her husband and my youngest granddaughter came with Mac (the Huskie) to spend the evening and the night with me prior to leaving on their trip to NYC which is a grand way to cheer me up. Their lives are always so busy that this is a rare occurrence when they can spend the night. But since I am 1 hour closer to the airport and they had an early morning flight that made sense. I took the opportunity to shoot a few pictures of Brie right prior to the sun setting. When she was younger she really didn't like Nana taking pictures, but now she gladly poses...makes this Nana's heart happy.
Brie will be a junior at Iowa State University in the fall studying zoology. Her dream is to become a zookeeper and currently she is doing an internship at a small zoo during the summer months. She has always been an animal lover since she was just a wee one, so working with zoo animals is perfect for her.
Well, must go...need to hop in the shower, the girls are coming here this morning instead of our usual B&N. I am dog-sitting Mac, the Huskie, and just didn't feel comfortable leaving the two dogs here ALONE so soon after my daughter & family left. So coffee on the screen porch instead of B&N this morning.
Have a good day, hope the sun is shining, if not in the sky, in your heart.
Until next time....