It's been almost a year since I've written anything on this blog. The last couple of days I've been looking at some of my favorite quilting blogs and saw my blog sitting there. I wondered if maybe I should start putting down some of my thoughts as I struggle day after day to make any sense out of this journey I'm on. In January my Mom hurt her back and so she came to stay with me for a while. She was in so much pain we had to get her a walker and try everything we could to get her out of pain. While she was here I realized that there was no way she should be left at home alone in her home in Scottsdale, so she has been here since then. In May she fell and broke her arm, she doesn't recall what happened but Rich found her on the floor early one morning and informed me she was hurt. That turned into a two month ordeal of doctors appointments, casts and then a splint. We finally got that well and she came down with fluid on her lung, which is very dangerous for an almost eighty-eight year old. After a few weeks of antibiotics and doctors appointments she is finally well. It is emotional taking care of an elderly parent. She is so easy and thankful for the care I render but it is hard having someone to take care of all the time. I think of all that my parents have done for me and my family and I will do the best I can to take care of her until I'm no longer able to. I know now why I didn't go into nursing, it takes lots and lots of patience that isn't one of my gifts for sure.