"Hidden" Breaks – Healing From Painful Mistakes

I apologize for my long absence from posting. I mentioned a while back that my 87 year old father had fallen and hurt his leg (that was 6 weeks ago).  Well, he wasn’t getting better even after some physical therapy, so he went back to the doctor this past Tuesday.  They took another round of xrays and found that he’s had a broken hip for the last 6 weeks!  The original xrays didn’t show a break…at least, the doctors didn’t see the break in them.  Now, however, more damage has been done and it’s all too easy to see it.  Sigh….very frustrating. My poor father. There were many times over the last several weeks when I thought he had simply given up trying, which made me resentful.  It hasn’t been easy to take care of my children, my business AND my parents (and myself now and then).   And I wasn’t alone in taking care of them.  My brother, his wife, our sister and I took turns helping out.   All of that was much easier, though, when we thought Dad was working towards being able to walk again – when HE was helping, too.  However, when it seemed he…

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The Next Phase

Tomorrow, my second oldest graduates from college! That just amazes me. I swear it seems like yesterday…well, okay….a couple years ago :0)….that I graduated from college. How could it possibly have been 27 years ago?!  And how could I have two children at that point in their lives! (My oldest graduated last year.) Funny how memories can remain so fresh. I met my husband (ex-husband) in college. He was a sophomore and I was a junior. We lived on the same floor of the dorm. Yep…it was a very progressive college. I had no idea the dorms were coed until the day I moved in. I don’t know how my parents and I managed to miss that little detail… Anyway, I think a couple months went by before he and I met. I still vividly remember the first time I saw him. I was sitting on my bed and the door to the room was open.Strangely enough, my roommate and I were having a conversation about the type of men we wanted to marry. Then he walked by and I was taken by his looks and the way he was dressed and how he was walking with purpose (he was…

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