Tuesday, May 20, 2008

F of H and Life Intruding

I am in Minneapolis enjoying Trinity and my kids. The Festival of Homiletics is wonderful and fascinating and I'll blog about it later. I've briefly met several RevGals and one Pal and am excited about meeting the rest later today. I sat with Questing Parson last night, and I was fortunate to have Sue come up to me this a.m. and quietly ask, "Are you SingingOwl?" So I sat with her for the morning's offerings at Central Lutheran. We are packed in like sardines, with an attendance of around 1,200!

I'm also distracted and distressed. My brother in law, Kevin, who I wrote about a few days ago, will not be flying here after all. He has had two heart attacks and is in ICU on a ventilator! So far Ken has been unsuccessful at getting any more information than that.

Secondly, my mother is becoming increasingly agitated and difficult for the staff at the nursing home to manage. Today my cell phone went off in the middle of a lecture (eek, I thought I turned it off, really!). It was the nursing home, and that is never good news. Turns out they want to discharge her to one of two other nursing homes that have specialized dementia units.

One is about a 1/2 hour drive from my home and the other is nearly an hour. I am quite familiar with both of them and not happy with either of them. I told the nurse I spoke with that we'd talk when I get home. I hate this. I want my mom at home with someone who loves and can care for her while I am working. I feared this day would be coming.

I am about to take a break and go swimming with Trinity and the family at a health club. Then back to the Rev Gals meet up.

Aaarrrgggh! Okay then, deep breaths in and out....

8 comments:

much2ponder said...

It seems this is yet another bitter sweet time in your life. It seems something is always going on in your life. I am continuing to pray for you and your family daily. You are in my heart and I miss you.

Diane said...

I wish we had more time to talk! You said it about being packed in like sardines.

Diane said...

also, prayers for Kevin and for your mom...and for you.

Mary Beth said...

How long, O Lord?

I'm sure sorry to hear these sad things. You are in my prayers. I hope you are able to relax and enjoy.

Diane said...

I sure wish we had run into each other more. Maybe tomorrow?

zorra said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Kevin and your mom. I do pray that this time at the FoH will be refreshing and inspiring for you. I also pray for the decisions you and your family will be making about your mother's care. Been there....

Kievas said...

We'll continue to pray for you and your family.

Sue said...

Prayers in abundance for Kevin and your Mom.

I'm so glad I met you!!