"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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