Last Friday my sister, Kathy, and I headed to Las Vegas to spring my dad from the rehab center. He'd been in the hospital and rehab for a total of 6 weeks and was ready to get out of there. He will need ongoing care and help and my brother Kevin and his family in Florida were excited to have Dad come live with them. They are very well equipped for this as Beth is an top-notch nurse and Kevin is a skilled phlebotomist/radiologist; they have a lovely, one-level home; and they live in sunny Florida.
And because that's what we do.
I'm blessed to live in a family that care's for it's own. I've watched and helped as my parents took care of their parents. My mother and grandmother provided loving care for my daughter and their other granddaughters. My sister helped nurse my brother after a very bad motorcycle accident. And now, we'll look after Dad as he recovers to whatever level he can.
Originally I thought I'd be flying home last Tuesday but we saw that it would be helpful for me to stay on while the transitionary details are worked out. So I'm looking at it as a blessing that I get more time with my father, my brother, my sweet sister-in-law and my amazing niece. And when I leave, my sister Karen will come for a week. And my older brother and his wife are looking at a visit as well.
I don't know if I'll get another chance to update my blog but I should be back home after the 20th. For now, I'm in Florida, loving on my family... because that's what we do.