Hurry up and wait
As it always goes, you are never standing next to the tree when your child falls out and breaks their arm, the guy who rear-ends you is the one car you failed to check in your rearview mirror, and your mom is not going to call you in a panic thinking your father has pneumonia on a day that you’ve cleaned the entire house, bought groceries, done all the laundry, paid all the bills, cleaned all the work off your desk and had a nap.
And so it happens that the same day I crammed 20 miles into the bag, did not get a nap, struggled to get some laundry done, had a 13″ pile of work on my desk and the hubs was out of cell phone reach … Mom called in a panic thinking dad had pneumonia.
Thus it is that I’ve been in Arizona for over a week now and will be until at least this Sunday. I’m trying to help mom get dad home on hospice and in-home health care this week, and occasionally trying to get some work done on an iPad.
It’s stressful for everyone, of course. And I could really use a run right now.
But – I’ll never regret not getting the run. I will regret not spending as much time as I can with my parents.
Sent from my iPad