Packing and getting ready to go back home for awhile. Mom is making very slow progress, but progress all the same. I have a new and revised admiration for nurses, specialists, doctors and therapists - hospital and skilled nursing facilities in general. What a difficult and sometimes thankless job. Knowing that we will all rely at some point on health care providers, we need to give them much more credit. Mom has had the best! We feel fortunate to have made it this far! Each day is a small step - each day we are hoping she is that much closer to maybe coming back home.
My auto is packed to the gills...a few added provisions of items not found in my part of the world and it changes the loading pattern. Oh well, it's packed in tight so nothing will shift on corners for certain! Dropping off my submission to the "Kansas 150" art exhibit in Topeka. More info to come.
I have mixed feelings about leaving. No one told me what a big job it is to do daily "nursing home visits and family care" - now I leave my dad to do it all...it drains you mentally and physically, but has to be done in this case. Hang in there Dad!
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing.
Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on.
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