This June has been different and difficult.
I'm exhausted mentally, physically, and emotionally.
But...I'm home now.
It all started with the passing of my mother on June 4.
Her death was quick and unexpected.
The flowers above are what I picked from her garden.
She loved her flowers, the small waterfall out back, and all the birds who came to visit.
I stayed for the week in Ohio with my father before heading back home to Kentucky.
I had to board an airplane for PA as my oldest daughter was moving from PA to TN.
I went to help out with my 1 year old granddaughter.
I spent my time entertaining her and doing a lot of walking and pushing her stroller so she could take naps while everyone was at the house packing and loading the van.
The next morning was the 9 hour drive to TN.
My granddaughter has never been in a vehicle for that long.
Needless to say, there was a lot of crying.
Hers and mine (smile). We did arrive safe and sound though.
My husband drove to TN on Wednesday so we could drive back to KY together on Thursday.
The next day...back to Ohio so I could be with my dad.
Whew! Did not know what day it was or what state I was in most of the time.
My dad is in bad health. Mom took care of him and now she is gone.
How can he do this thing called life on his own?
So many decisions. So little time.
Sometimes there are no answers.
You just have to trust that all will be okay.
Not to say that I'm not worried or I haven't shed a few tears.
I want to thank you all for your comments and concerns.
You cannot even imagine how it has helped my state of mind.
'Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.'
Thank you, my friends!