I spent the afternoon with my dad again while my mother was finishing up her first of the month shopping and bill paying. My aunt (Daddy's youngest sister) was there with me part of the time, and we were alone part of the time. Daddy was pretty perky early on, but the nurse came for a check-up and changed his messy diaper and bed, and he was pretty worn out after that.
My aunt and I moved a shepherds hook with bird feeders on it to where he can see it outside the front door, and I made fresh hummingbird nectar, washed out a feeder and hung it where he could see that, too. Within an hour, the hummers were visiting that feeder, and he enjoyed watching that.
I did laundry and folded clothes for my mom, which she appreciated a lot. One less thing she has to do. I would do more if she would let me, and I believe that will come. When I got ready to leave, she hugged around me and said "What would I do without you?" (a first ever!) and I said "Well, I don't think you'll ever have to worry about that", and she smiled a watery smile.
Since she's gotten her errand running done, I may stay home tomorrow. It will be the first day in two weeks I've had a break, and I really need it - not to mention I'm ready for a home cooked meal, and not just catching what I can on the run. Hubby would like to have that, too!
I was much better today after my meltdown last night. I think I just had to expel all the tension and stress I'd been feeling, and I'm a cryer anyway, so that was the easiest way for me to let it out. It wasn't the first time, and I'm sure it won't be the last time through this journey we are on!
Thanks once again for the sweet e-mails, comments and abundant prayers. Special thanks to Fay, Teresa, K-Sue, Helga, Jane and Nancy. I am so blessed that the cup is overflowing, and I am grateful! Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Becky
PS - listen to the words of the two songs I've got on here today - they are just beautiful! B.