Saturday, October 22, 2011

Somewhat back

I now have a working computer once again. However, after flying into MBS to spend 4 days with my parents to then move my daughter back to California in hopes of her finding a degree supporting job, plans changed. A lot. 

First of all, I have spent a lot of time here at my parent's house over the past year. Feels like I've slept here more often than I have at my own house. While I was in transit to Michigan I got a phone call the night of August 25th very late that Dad had fallen out of bed and thought he'd broken his hip. I arrived hours later to hear that his hip was fine, but he'd had a heart attack. Three days later Mom and I were packed and following the ambulance down to Detroit so we could stay near Dad while he was in Henry Ford Hospital. One complication after the other, one body part wearing out after the other,  family coming in and out of the hospital to stay with us to be with Dad...until he passed away on September 24, 2011. His funeral was on September 30, 2011. For now, I'm here with Mom in Michigan. My daughter in the meantime won't be going back to California, either, for now. While Dad was at HFH, she interviewed and was hired down in Detroit at another big hospital for a job that will use her degree! So she's commuting back and forth to help take care of Grandma again. Neither one of us want her to be alone, without family. We wouldn't have it any other way.

So, for now, the new computer is finally up and running...rarely with a direct internet connection here, and it's taken me until now to be able to write about this. Please understand if I'm kinda, sorta, a little bit back, but not all the way. It's been a long year thus far. In fact there was a lot to celebrate, more on that later, but this family has had better days. Just hours after my Dad's funeral, my cousin's three day old baby passed away, too. So many tears and hugs. I'll be around. I have been able to see many comments over the year via my smart phone, I just couldn't post from it. Yea for a new computer. I've missed so many things. But for now....I'll just say, until next time. K?

16 comments:

Panhandle Jane said...

Cathy, I am so sorry. I know what it is to lose a parent and to be worried about the surviving one. I can't imagine what it would be like to have the geographical separation making things so difficult. My prayers are with you.

Vicki Suan said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. Please accept my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take Care

Geri said...

Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Although your life isn't your own right now, it's good that you're all able to be there for your mom right now. I've missed reading your blog. Take good care.

KnittySue said...

So sorry to hear about your losses, we missed you for sure. I was in Fla the same time you were here (I'm in Chesterfield,N of Mt.Clemens)for the same reason,my step-mom. I know how you feel not wanting to leave your mom alone..we're moving Dad back home in spring and make trips down until then to help and cook some meals and call every day..we hate knowing he's alone. Glad your daughter found a job while here,that's awesome,my nurse daughter is at St. Johns and HFH in clinton twp. Glad to have you back but wish it were under different circumstances. My prayers are with you.

Smurfette74 said...

So sorry Cathy. Take care of you and your loved ones. Love your blog and patterns. Hugs

Laura said...

Cathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I understand your loss and your concern for your mom.

Debbie1085 said...

Cathy:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you all go through this. I am glad to hear your daughter got a job with the hospital and being able to use her degree/experience in the field she majored in. We certainly missed you but please take the time you need and we will be here for you when you are ready! Sending HUGS your way!

Anonymous said...

Cathy:
There are no words to convey my feelings for you at this sad time.

I attended morning Mass at my church today, and I took so long with my prayers for you and your family that the Priest came over to me and asked if I was OK.
When I told him about all the sorrow in your family, he knelt beside me and joined me in prayer for all of you.

Wish I could be of more help to you but distance makes it impossible. So for now, just know that I am keeping you and your family in my heart and in my pprayers.
Dorothy

life as I know said...

Cathy,
I am so sorry for your loss. That is a terrible pain to experience..losing a parent, but thankfully you were able to be there with them and now you can try to help your mom. It was a great thing DD got a job while there, especially considering the job market in MI.

I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Be Blessed

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the losses your family has had, Cathy. Sending good vibes your way.

Jennifer said...

Cathy - I'm so sorry about your losses. Hugs to you and your whole family.

Anonymous said...

Cathy, So sorry to hear, I feel like I know your parents because of your blog and all the pictures. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

knitknurse said...

Cathy...So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. Please know that many of us have been thinking about you, and hoping that there wasn't something bad going on. We've missed you, and we will be here when you are ready. Peace and prayers, friend.

Anonymous said...

Cathy:
Although I didn't know your Dad personally, I did come to know him through your postings.

He was a great Dad and will be sorely missed.

Take comfort in the fact that you have always been there for your parents when/if they needed you.

You have been a loving, caring daughter.

Dorothy

Deb said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I understand the void.

Hang onto the good memories & hang onto family.

Anonymous said...

I just stopped by to see if you were back yet...so sorry to hear of your loss. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.