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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

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6 thoughts on “Hurry up and wait

  1. Peggy on said:

    Sorry sweetie. I will be praying for dad, mom and you. Call me if you need to talk.

  2. If you could use a run, get out there and hit the road! It seems to solve (or delay) so many of life’s woes. Keep on running.

    • Thanks. Unfortunately between running back and forth to the care home and errands it’s time right now for me to put that on the back burner and focus on my parents. Soon, tho…

  3. You have been in my thoughts every day, and you will continue to be.

  4. So sorry to hear that you’re shouldering some heavy stuff. You’re a good daughter to run right out and be there for them. Good luck getting your dad better.

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