“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