Friday, July 25, 2008

Everyone went home

Everyone left today.  I was really sad.  I had so much fun with my cousin Emily!  We stayed up till after midnight every night she was here and last night we stayed up until 2:30 in the morning, we laughed until we cried.  I haven't had that much fun just talking in a long time!  I am so glad we got to have a few days together (and I know you read this Emily so I miss you already and can't wait for you to visit again) and can't wait to do it again.
On Tuesday my grandpa and I took my grandma to see a doctor, a psychiatrist to be honest, she has been forgetting things and not normal 77 year old forgetting and sadly my grandma has been diagnosed with the beginning stages of Alzheimer's, I can't really say I am surprised because I kind of already knew,that's why I made the appointment but the thinking she has Alzheimer's and the knowing she has it is very different.  She started taking a medication today that will slow the effects of the Alzheimer's.  I was able to really put this horrible news out of my mind while our company was here and that made it much easier.  My grandma is in very high hopes that the medication will work for her and we all are relying on God to work this all out for his glory.  I just love her so much ...
Tonight we had our small group and Ruby wife who is one of my best friends is in the group and I tell you I have kept it together really well all week and I just fell apart this  evening on her, I am very thankful that even though my grandma needs me to be strong I have a wonderful best friend who is there for me with such Godly advice I can't begin to tell you how great it was to have my awesome husband on one side of me and my loving friend on the other letting me blubber like a baby, and I felt better really I did.  I needed to cry I think it's the first time since I found out that I have aloud myself to really let it all out.  Thank you Ruby Wife for being such a good friend and always being there for me!  I love you! 
So I had a long week and since my camera is broken I can't even show you any pictures.  I think that my cousin sent me some so I will post pictures later.


P.S. He loves you... said...

Hey it's sure is hard to be on the side line of changes...I so understand! The theme again is SURRENDER...remember to do it often as in every moment!

Thanks for visiting! Have a good weekend!

ruby wife said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your family and I was happy to have you 'blubber' all over me. You've been there for me to blubber! What a beautiful thing friendship is and how God created it to be!! You are a strong person and God knows you can handle everything He is giving you with His strength. I love you too!!

Amy said...

I'm glad you all had such a good time! Emily is fun and easy to talk to and she's a good influence on Madi. Emily is 9 years younger than me and Stacy is 9 years older than me so I can relate to them both.
So sorry to hear about Boo. We will keep her in our prayers.

MoziEsmé said...

Hey, I'm praying for your grandma and your family!

My grandma (95 yo) had a bad fall last week and isn't doing so well right now. BTW, she was diagnosed with progressive senility a while back, but she's been doing so well - getting better rather than worse. So I know a little of what you're going through.

Razor Family Farms said...

Sometimes it's good to just sit down and sob. I make sure to do it from time to time -- sometimes with a sad movie or book and other times just because. I always feel very refreshed afterwards. Sometimes I'll have a peaceful little nap after my cry -- that's nice, too.

We women carry a lot on our shoulders, often the burdens of those around us. We need to lighten our load from time to time and just let go.

Right on.

Am back from L.A. and trying to catch up on my blogging buddies. Without internet, I have fallen very far behind!


Stacy said...

We'll just consider it a fact that the meds will help. They did wonders for my uncle on Dad's side. Same prescription!!

As for our visit.... I enjoyed it. Especially sitting around the dinner table talking. It was fun. And I think we should make a family collage of the beautiful pictures Em took on her computer. Maybe we can get one of those frames that say, "All because two people fell in love...." Put Grandma and Grandpa F on the top, then under it have pictures of the rest of us, Emily style. Wouldn't that be a hoot!

Becky said...

I'm sorry for your sad news.

I am so happy, though, that you have a friend like Ruby Wife to share your troubles with. ;)

God is good.

The Maid

Jenn said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I always enjoy meeting other homeschool moms. I am sorry to hear about your grandma. My grandma is dealing with a lot of senility and crazy thoughts that people are out to get her. I will be praying for you.

Twice Blessed said...

Glad you had such a great time with our visiting relatives..wish I could've joined in on the laughing til you cry staying up late sessions. Happy you have Ruby Wife as your friend..she's so sweet and I love her too. I hate it that we live so far away (3 hours -not too bad) cause I would've been right there with you. I hate this for my mom and to be honest, I don't think it has really hit me yet. Love you bunches and was glad to see you Saturday. We should meet in Cville at least once a month for breakfast...would be fun!

Kristy with a K said...

I too am glad you have a Great Best friend and a Wonderful Husband to blubber on. What a blessing to have friends and family to lean in times of sadness.
It has not hit me yet. When I do cry, I know you will be there for me. Twice Blessed Mommy and I would have both had a great time LOL all night long.
Hope we can do that soon. Love, Mom