Friday, January 21, 2011

Update

Well, I thought I would be including my next installment of the Red Dress Club today, but unfortunately, life got in the way! :) I am going to try to keep posting a few times a week, but things may slow down here for a bit. For one thing, we're going to St. Louis this weekend to visit my sister. But that's just temporary, of course. The bigger issue is that Mom's memory problems seem to be intensifying. It's causing times of paranoia. My dad is trying hard to be patient with her, but he's worried, and he's a man, so his way to react is by being a butt head. To be fair, though, in the last few weeks Dad found out he's probably going to have to have a Pacemaker put in, he got laid off again, has been having trouble getting unemployment set up and his car died. Babysitting the kids tests his patience when things are running smoothly, but right now it's too much for him.

So we could really use some prayers right now. For my parents, mostly. Dad is really struggling to keep it together. I'm afraid he's going to have another heart attack from the stress. And for Mom because I think she's scared and worried and stressed, too. Also for our kids. They have seen Dad lose his temper a couple of times in the past week, and it's been pretty ugly. And for DH and me to figure out what to do. The girls are finally adjusted to their new schedules and care providers, and I really don't want to move them to another place, but our current provider can't take them full-time. Plus it's expensive to switch them to full-time. I'm looking for support groups for Dad to help him deal with Mom, and I'm going to see if I can adjust my hours at work some to limit the time Mom and Dad watch the girls, temporarily.


Anyway, all that to say that though I love my blog, it's going to have to take a back seat for awhile til we get things sorted out. I will probably sacrifice tweeting to stay up on it, so I will miss you all in that respect, but hope to be back soon!

7 comments:

Jessica Anne said...

Sending good thoughts your way. Definitely do what you need to do. Family is most important. We'll be here when you get back. :)

Melissa said...

I just said a prayefor you and your family.

Unpolished Parenting said...

Oh sweetie I'm so sorry to hear this. Definitely sending prayers your way.

Liz said...

Sending good luck your way! I'll be thinking about you guys!

Nichole said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you work to find the answers.

Much love to you...

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

Oh sweet thing...I'm so sorry you're going through all this. (Sorry, just saw this today!)

Loving thoughts for you, dear one, that things settle quickly.

Not Just Another Jennifer said...

Thanks so much, Lori. I think the worst part is I just don't know where to start. And I know there's not a short term fix, it's the beginning of many years of this. Feels pretty overwhelming. But I'm so blessed to have such great friends IRL and in Bloggyland. :)

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