Well, it has been over a year since I have posted so I guess it is about time. Blame it on my Facebook addiction. Ha.
Seriously, it has been a busy year with Mom and Dad. As most of you know, Mom is in the nursing home with Alzheimer's Disease and Dad just died in December. When I am dealing with serious stuff, especially grief, I tend to withdraw from everything and concentrate on whatever is at hand. I do not easily share my deepest emotions. True to myself, I have done this the past year and a half. Dad's death was sort of unexpected but Mom's illness has been and will continue to be the "long goodbye".
On a positive note, I have the best brothers in the world! Hardly a day goes by that one or both of them does not call me and check on me and Mom. It seems to me that as we age we kind of come around full circle. We grew up together, played together, shared life together. Then we got busy with our adult lives and families. Now our children are grown and we are once again spending time together and sharing life together. Some members of the circle are missing, which brings me great sorrow, but there is also much joy in getting together more often with my brothers and their wives.
Such is life.