Life just has a way, doesn’t it? Zips on by and we just keep rolling along. My latest challenges include my oldest boy moving home, a brief hospital stay for a suspected appendicitis that turned into an oophorectomy for me (my ovary did it’s interpretation of Swan Lake) and caring for my 92 year old in-laws on a daily basis.
Moms just have a way of caring for the world, don’t we? I can’t complain though. So lucky to still have my in-laws around in their 90s. Lucky to have a boy who actually wants to move home in his mid 20s. Almost 40% of caregivers are caring for under-age children…I’m in that camp. It’s not without it’s daily challenges, and there are days I want to tear my hair out, but I remind myself that taking care of your elders really is a privileged I so enjoy my talks with my very with-it mother-in-law, and I find it especially amusing to watch her absorb new media. Last November, we did a FaceTime call with my son while he was in Denmark. You’d have thought she was watching the man on the moon for the first time.