When Love Keeps You Up All Night

“One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer

I’m late blogging today. We have an elderly family member in care whose health deteriorated last night, and it has taken precedence over everything else.

There have been endless phone calls back and forth in the middle of the night between family members as possibilities are explored, facts gathered and decisions discussed.

We haven’t had much sleep.

It’s all okay in the scheme of things. This is just part of loving someone, part of caring for elders, part of being a family.

So now I’ll make a pot of tea and some breakfast toast, and Ben and I will sit on the verandah with the dogs while the morning still holds a trace of cool. And we’ll wait to see what happens next. That’s all we can do.

Sending much love, Nicole xx

Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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7 thoughts on “When Love Keeps You Up All Night

  1. My heart goes out to you. This time in life is not an easy time. I do hope your elderly family member is comfortable. They certainly lucky to have you both looking after them. Sending love to you and Ben. xoxoxo

  2. Dear Nicole, am clutching my Sokli rock and am with you now. When it rains, it pours. Sorry, not talking about Morton Salt, but the moments when it seems as though the universe opens up and dumps so much at the same time. Please take care of yourself, you mean so much to me and many others.💖💕

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