Where Do You Find Your Strength?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by KBChicks, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. KBChicks

    KBChicks Songster

    Apr 21, 2010
    I'm in the process of moving Mom into an assisted living facility. She's confrontational....depressed, has a list of physical ailments (all serious) and has a touch of dementia.
    Moving my handicapped daughter into a smaller apartment (because the state requires it)
    Both need to be handled before the end of July and I just found out this needed accomplished a few days ago. I've always been the one to make all the arrangements...utilities...cable...post office crap...etc.
    I promised a friend of a friend that I would take his parakeets and now I don't have the room (with Mom and DD downsizing "I" am taking the furniture they can't fit into new apartments)
    I have 9 duckings in my living room (need I say more?)
    I'm menopausal..have some of my own health issues and thank the makers of any aspirin products that I can buy over the counter because we don't have health insurance)
    My middle aged son just bought a motorcycle and has never ridden one before (Can you spell W*O*R*R*Y)?
    My grand-daughter lives 1200 miles away
    My youngest daughter is pregnant and has some health issues (SO worried about both)
    The fuel pump is ready to go on my truck and I found a hole in the roof of a second floor bedroom the other day
    DH hasn't worked in months because of an injury
    I'm supporting our household...running to Mom's and DD's after work after work to pack up...coming home to a home cooked meal from DH...(GOD he's such a great cook) and helping with our animals
    There's more but DH keeps coming into the room and chatting so I've lost my train of thought...lol

    I find the strength tho...I push on because these are the things in life that one must do...I empower myself when I feel I have to...I find my strength from with-in.
    Ya know...I just read through the post...it ain't so bad...I'm comfortable venting here...thanks for letting me do it

  2. NYRIR

    NYRIR Songster

    May 13, 2010
    That is a lot to handle! You have every right to vent...I know how hard it is for families when they have to place a loved one in a home.I have worked in many nursing homes over the last 15 years.I have seen how difficult it is and being a CNA I know the frustration of dementia.So sorry for your troubles...you can vent here anytime [​IMG]
  3. maple

    maple Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
  4. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008

    Vent away, there are many people here willing to listen.
    I hope things settle down reasonably soon, but keep going: you're doing a great job.

  5. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    I am watching this thread , in hopes to see how others get their strengths. I always thought friends , but recently got proven wrong on that one. So, yea. My back still hurts from the knifes in it.
    I am so sorry what your going thru. A good soild trustworthy friend is always worth their weight in gold.
    Vent , and never be afraid to ask for help.
  6. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Jesus Christ!
  7. KristyHall

    KristyHall Crowing

    Jan 27, 2011
    North Alabama

    Things sound very difficult for you right now, but it sounds like you are handling things well and you obviously love your family.

    I wish you the best and may things become resolved quickly

  8. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

    Apr 11, 2011
    Quote:x 2

    Lay all your troubles at the foot of the cross and ask Him to bear your burdens for you.

    Trust in the Lord. He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you!

  9. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    My ex-boss used to say, "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!" It sounds like you have an entire herd of elephants! I wish you well and hope everything turns out okay. It sounds like you are doing all the right things and have a good attitude.

  10. bullyforme

    bullyforme Chirping

    May 24, 2011
    Trololo farm
    Quote:X2 [​IMG]

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