Friday, October 02, 2009

Is it Friday already?

And it's October? Are you kidding me? My son turns 4 in a month. Christmas is less than 3 months away. 2010 is a mere 90 days from now.

I guess my age is starting to show, because time is flying by faster than ever.

We also are one year out from when we thought the financial world was going to collapse. I'm frankly astonished--and thankful--that we (my husband & me) are still in business. It's been a rough year. But we survived.

Things are going well with my dad. The wife is still gone. They are emailing each other, and he is forwarding all their emails to me & my sister so we know what's going on and so he feels protected, emotionally, from her. He still loves her, he says, but he can't have her in his life anymore because of how she shuts everyone else in his family out. I've spent more time with him & talked with him more in the past week than I have in the last 2 years. And it's good time. There's immense healing going on. He's a different person. He told me he feels alive for the first time in years. This, from a man who the doctors have said has 6 to 12 months to live.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28

I lifted weights Wednesday night & ran 1.5 miles. I still feel sore. If I'm going to do any more workouts this weekend, though, it's going to be a stretch--I've got plans with Sophie & Mark tonight (nature walk with church group) and tomorrow (swim lessons @ 9:30, pick up my dad for the ALS walk at 11:30, ALS walk from 11:30 - ?, stay with my dad until 7 p.m.-ish). Then Sunday will be church, grocery shop, laundry, clean, and family vegetation in front of TV football if there's time.

Anyway, I'm doing OK. I haven't gained any more weight, which is a plus. My jeans still fit. I brought my SAD light into the office & started sitting under it yesterday. It's on right now. I only have to sit under it for 40 minutes so it being kind of in the way isn't a big deal. I just move it when I'm done.

So that's it from here. I will check in with you all next week.


Jill said...

That is so great to hear that you and your dad are healing old wounds. That is such a gift.

You have a busy weekend planned! I just found out today that there is an Alzhiemer's Memory Walk here in Tulsa tomorrow, but I won't be able to go. If I had known sooner, I would have signed up for it. I think those kinds of things are great. I'm sure the ALS walk will mean a lot to your dad.

Have a great weekend!

Helen said...

I am so happy to hear things are going so well with your dad! I think it's amazing that he had the strength to get rid of that woman at this time in his life. Very admirable. I guess sometimes when looking at the shortness of life you realize what's really important and he clearly realized that was his REAL family. :-)

Glad you are having time with him...don't worry about coming here...just know that I am thinking of you and always here rooting you on! :-)

Vickie said...

thank you for getting out your light!!! that was very smart - good timing - good place to use it - and I am glad you mentioned it.

your writing seems calmer. so hopefully you feel that way too.

how goes the sleep?

thanks for taking the time to write - you know that we don't want to be a burden to you - so don't feel that you have to write tons - but updates are appreciated.

glad that your dad has peace of mind.

Mama said...

You sound much better this post. Hope things keep settling down a bit and that you continue to have a chance to spend time with your dad.

My "baby" turns 4 at the end of this month. How on earth did that happen? My big boy turns 8 in a week! ack!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

MCM Mama

Cindy...154 said...

I am really glad you are posting about all this. I know it is hard. I decided for a little while that for me it was good enough that I was not gaining, that I was maintaining even if it was at a little bit higher weight. Yes, I want to get back down, but it has not been them most important thing, and like you, I had no energy to put into it. In fact for a couple actually. It has been on the back burner, like other things. I am so glad the healing is going on for you and your family. And that your dad has safe people in his life. Hang in there and take care of yourself.

carla said...

and my daughter turns 4 in a month.

where is the time going??

So glad to read about you and your dad as well.
the words IMMENSE HEALING just made me smile.

Take care,

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