Because someone needs to read this I BELIEVE
BECAUSE SOMEONE NEEDS TO HEAR THIS:
This will be a longer much different post for me. I have been told from spirit to share this for 2 days. I fought it and I dont know why but following my mind here it is:
We all have challenges and usually within those challenges we still have great things that happen to, just the challenges can sometimes really over whelm our spirits.
We (me too) will look at people whether its in real life or facebook or some other type of “outside” forum look at some people and feel they have no issues or they are doing so so great or they have NO CHALLENGES and life is all great. I have had people tell ME that about ME.
Last 6 to 7 years have been some of the most challenging of my life and some of the most rewarding too. Some of the rewarding you will know if you follow me and some of the challenges you know but not to the extent of the challenges. We did not realize it but my mom had dementia. We found out about it and she lived with it once diagnosed for around 5 years. My dad who (we didnt know the full extent of it) was not 100% but he took on the role of caretaker. I rode the “shotgun” seat. Whatever my dad needed, whatever my mom wanted that I could do I would and that was not easy because they did everything they could to “sheild” me from doing stuff. They wanted NO burdens on me from them and only wanted me to focus on my family and career. As my mom got worse my dad did more and more and consult with me more and more but at the end of the day everything was his decision and that was the way it should be.
During this time my Dad early in the 5 years had to have prostrate surgery. He recovered and went right back into caring for my mom although she was in an earlier stage of her disease. In 2015 my dad had to have brain surgery. My mom was not doing real well but was hanging. THEN AND ONLY THEN would my dad allow me to hire a caregiver. He didn’t realize I was getting the caretaker for both of them…LOL…..My dad was recovering and although we had a caretaker my dad to the best of his abilities went RIGHT BACK TO CARING FOR MY MOM. He did that (I did have a caretaker to help) until the end of my moms life.
Fast forward a year and my dads health started to get bad, we finally convinced him to move in with us. He was only with us a short period before he began to deteriorate WHICH MOVED ME FROM THE SHOTGUN SEAT TO THE DRIVER. Every decision made effects my dad yet I still need to be the best business man and family man I can. There are lots of challenges but the point is WOULD YOU LOOK AT ME AND THINK THESE WERE MY CHALLENGES ALL THIS TIME? In the midst of all this there has been great joy. My twin boys graduated college. They have both moved into their own places, starting their families, have jobs and are good citizens. One of them is getting married soon. My daughter not only graduated from college, she also graduated with a doctrine from grad school. She got a good job and recently was married to a nice young man.
The purpose of all this is just to say when you are looking at someone else’s life through the FRONT window, remember there is more going on behind the walls than what you see. Push through your challenges, enjoy your JOYS and be all you can be. STAY BLESSED.