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Sometimes life just happens...

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Our family has just been through so much this year. It has been one thing after another. I have had ups and downs with my health and of course my TIA.

Then my youngest daughter lost her best friend. It was very traumatic for her.

The same day we found out that my oldest daughter's husband needs a new liver. He needs to go on a transplant list but the doctors told him that they could not put him on that list unless he remained sober for 6 months. He is an alcoholic but seems to be doing pretty well so far with it. He is at home now but he is so swollen and jaundiced I was surprised they let him go home. Then her oldest son left to go live with his biological dad. So she is a mess.

Now today I found out my uncle has been place in hospice. We have no idea how long he will be there but because of covid we are not allowed to go see him. I could just scream!!

With all this going on, I have been pretty depressed lately. I was talking to my girlfriend on the phone the other day about everything and she said you know the 4 of us need to get together and go out to dinner, no kids allowed. I was like, you are right we do. She lives on the other side of the Boston Mountains from me.(It's really only an hour if you drive through the tunnel).

My sister said I was like a new person yesterday and today and my husband said the same. They said I had a lot more energy and seemed much happier. You know what? They were right! I had been locked up in this house for 6 days a week for months, only getting out to go grocery shopping or go to the doctor.

We went out to eat dinner tonight. It was an early night this time as they had to get back home for a prior commitment but it was great! next time we are going to plan a game night. We used to do that all the time when they lived here before.

That is all it takes my friend,something that small and I am on top of the world again. I simply needed to be able too have fun away from the house for a little while and know that I could do it again soon.

This does not diminish all the pain going on in my family but it does help me to stay sane and able to be there for everyone. I have to take care of me before I can help anyone else...

May God bless you and keep you on your journey! Have a Star-ific Day!
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