Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Whaaaa, it's Snowing!

            

   Excuse me, isn't it April?  As in April Showers Bring May Flowers!  Not April Snows!   I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike.  At this rate it will warm up right in time for winter or the very very hot humid days of summer.  My poor flowers.

   We are getting ready to go to my MIL to meet with the hospice nurse.   My BIL called last night.  In a way we have it so much easier because we have seen my MIL get weaker and thinner.  We were somewhat prepared.  He hasn't seen her in 5 years.  He remembers her healthy as a horse.   He's making all these promises about moving out here and taking care of her.  Visit, yes he should come, move here?  No.  His son is down where he lives.  It is warm where he lives.  He would hate it here.  We told him to take a few weeks to just let this sink in and not to do anything drastic he would reqret.  We shall see.

11 comments:

radar446 said...

No snow here, but its raining like a champ!

Greg

madcobug said...

Good advice you all gave your BIL. Sorry you keep getting snow. Helen

inquestoftruth said...

I will now be singing Queen's "Bicycle!  Bicycle!  I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike..."  craziest Queen song ever, thank you!

BIL does need to take a moment and rethink his situation, but I know where he is coming from.   If it were my mother, I think I'd say/feel the same way if I didn't live only a mile from her.    Y'all are all in a tough situation, wish I could help.   Will pray, though.
~Meg

lanurseprn said...

I hope the weather warms up for your bike riding. I know how you enjoy it so.
Good luck today.
Pam

kirkbyj05 said...

Well Julie...you saw the sunshine we had last Saturday here in the English lakes when you visited my little journal today.  We still have wonderful weather. Bryan sits out at this moment in time still enjoying the warmth and its gone five in the evening.  
Tsk! That it is still snowing where you are.  The weather just doesn't know what to do with itself these days.  I'm looking forwards to your bike rides though...all those lovely pictures I know you will take and share.  I'm as excited as you are at praying for better weather soon.
I am sure your BIL will do what he feels is right.  We all need to learn to let go of our family members in our own way if God gives us the time to do that.  
I pray for her comfort and peace of mind and His strength to help you and her family through the days to come.
God Bless
Jeanie xx

rdautumnsage said...

I wish it would warm up here as well, I would take rain anyday over the snow. As for your BIL. I keep feeling it might be somewhat momentary guilt, for having promised something all this time and not coming through for her. Now that it is reaching the point it wouldn't matter, he's feeling as though he let her down. Your advice to him is exactly what I would of given. Your already there where you have been all along. I think you and your husband are in a far better position to know what she needs. I'm keeping everyone in my prayers on the smoke. (Hugs) Indigo

jckfrstross said...

well don't feel bad its suppose to snow here on friday ugh

Deb

innxdoor said...

I know the story of the moving in to help but mine was very negative. My Mom, who is now with me, had 3 family members within a 15 mile radius, one daughter 3 feet away from her home, a son 6 miles away, and another son 14 miles away...they all figured it was easier to put Mom in a home instead of helping her day to day so they called me to come sit with them and pick a home...I did, without their help, I drove 800 miles north, sold her house, picked her up and moved her in with my family. My take on the rest of them is not worth posting but I don't really regret it, it's a hard job but until she really needs a hospice/nursing home she will be here with us. God Bless you for caring for this lovely woman...I hear the rewards are awsome when one passes thru the golden gates but we won't know till we get there :))))))) warm hugs and well wishes from Doreen :)))

innxdoor said...

Ohhh almost forgot to say..some say I am psychic but who knows....but I say the snow isn't over yet! ;)))))))  Think of the song Hammer time and think shovel time! Doreen

erarein63 said...

Oh poor you, it's 84 degrees here in Phoenix right now at 4:30pm.  Sending warm and toasty bike riding weather your way!  How was the Hospice meeting?  De;)

ladeeoftheworld said...

In Indiana we had lovely sunny 80 degree days......and now......cold, wet, frosty days.......at least no snow.   So sorry about about the illness in your family.  Stay strong!