Monday, December 28, 2009

Busy Again!

Our household became very busy when my mother went on hospice.  It got busy again during Thanksgiving, then the funeral, and now Christmas.  Yes, we've had family visiting each time, but now our busyness has taken on the added responsibility of helping our daughter move.  Cassie has been in Buena Park.  Today she is moving in with my dad, her Poppy.

It will definitely be a help to our family.  I won't have to spend the night over there like I do.  It will help Poppy so he can stay in his home.  We thought about moving him, but keeping an Alzheimer's patient in familiar surroundings is a good thing.  Even so, he gets confused in spite of our best efforts.  Yesterday he claimed he was 28 and couldn't believe he'd been living in that house for the last 50 years.

This move will also help Cassie because she and her boys have a roof over their heads.  Her fourth baby is due soon.  She'll have a chance to recover and regroup her life.  Divorce is never easy.

Our caregiver, Teresa, will continue to make daily visits to help with my dad.  We're hoping this situation works out for all.  As the new year approaches, we're taking it one day at a time.

"With the companionship
of the Spirit,
our approach to trials
will change frustrations
and heartaches to blessings."


  1. What adorable boys! I am glad you have them to bless your lives! I t will be wonderful when the frustrations pass and all can just enjoy the blessings!

  2. Sounds like a good plan! She has such cute little boys! With the great family she has to support her she will make it through this hard time!