Friday, February 8, 2008

AND SO THE STORY GOES.....

I was on my way out the door today when I got a phone call.  It was a friend of my parents.  She told me that last night my Mom (who has cancer) fell and broke her hip.

Dad just got out of the hospital because three days before Christmas he fell and broke 4 ribs.

I am so upset. I have to be the cheerful one. Kinda hard when all I want to do is just scream and cry.

I called Mom at the hospital and she said that she was in good hands and that I should go to my Dads side.

He told me he was fine and I should go to my Moms side.

Wishing I was two people here.....

I had to call in to work.  I can't stop crying.

There is more to this story but being as it is a public journal I do not want to disclose another piece of the puzzle.

Let's just say I am in it alone.

I don't know what to do.

I am going to go to my Dad this evening and spend the night.

I could go to work, but I know one little thing will be said about it and I will start crying again.....not a pretty sight.

So for now I am just going to be here waiting to hear any news and then I will be going to town to help Dad.

Please keep them both in your prayers.

Thank you for being here for me.

 

28 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

((((Barbara))))) prayers being said for you and your mom/dad

betty

astoriasand said...

Hello I came by way of Guido.Aww I am so sorry to learn of this sad news you have to cope with.I do sympathise realy I do.I will say prayers for you all and hope eventually your feeling a little better and if you need to cry and scream do so,it has to come out.It never rains without it pours does it? I too have had a very bad start with allsorts this year to cope with eveen though at times lots of people ar eworse off.It doesn't mean we cannot shed our own tears. Please know I understand how you must be feeling.Prayers continueing to be said for you and your family Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

astoriasand said...

Hello I came by way of Guido.Aww I am so sorry to learn of this sad news you have to cope with.I do sympathise realy I do.I will say prayers for you all and hope eventually your feeling a little better and if you need to cry and scream do so,it has to come out.It never rains without it pours does it? I too have had a very bad start with allsorts this year to cope with eveen though at times lots of people ar eworse off.It doesn't mean we cannot shed our own tears. Please know I understand how you must be feeling.Prayers continueing to be said for you and your family Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

sugarsweet056 said...

Wanted to let you know that I have your parents, & you, in my prayers.
God bless,
Sugar
http://journals.aol.com/sugarsweet056/SUGARSLIFE/
private, email for admittance

memes121 said...

You all are in my prayers friend. Tammy

labdancer51 said...

I`ll be thinking of you all Tammy, take care.

Love Sandra xxxx

lisa41076 said...

Awwwwwwww honey I will pray for your mom , I wish I lived closer to you, I would be there in an instant, Love You Lisa XO

randlprysock said...

Oh Barbara, I am praying!!  I am so sorry for what your family is going through!!  I am praying against any more accidents.  This I suspect is plain old the enemy!!  Binding him in Jesus name!
Hugs,
Lisa

flibralady23 said...

Barbara, it is hard being the only one on hand to loan a helping hand and try to keep your sanity.  The saying is, "God never gives us more than we can handle".
But gosh is comes so darn close.  Then, we wonder why.  But when all is said and done, Baby, you can hold your head high and be proud, NO regrets, NO guilt.  God, knows you have had your share.  
When it gets to stressful, take a deep breath and place you hand over your heart.  If you are with your Dad, knowing your Mom is in your heart.  If you are with you Mom, then knowing your Dad is in your heart.  If you are with neither one of them, then both, Mom and Dad are in your heart, FOREVER.
You are a loving daughter and have the strength to do this BUT remember, to take time for Barbara, also.  All of you are in my thoughts and in my daily prayers.

God, Bless You,
Fay Ann

mlrhjeh said...

Hi Barbara,

I wanted you to know that I just said a prayer for you, your Mom and Dad.

This will be difficult to handle but I hope support from all of us in J-Land will help!

Take care and remember to Breathe!!!

Mary Louise

chat2missie said...

Sending you some big hugs!  You have your hands full.  Keeping both parents in my prayers and you to for strength!!
Missie

helmswondermom said...

I am so sorry!  You really do have your hands full!  Please take care and don't run yourself ragged.
Lori

lanurseprn said...

I was sent over via Guido's journal. I'm so sorry to hear of this. I wish you and your family the best. I'll come back by for a visit.
Pam

candlejmr said...

My name is Jeanne and we haven't officially "met" but I wanted to tell you that you, your mom and your dad are in all my thoughts and prayers.  You certainly have your hands full so I think you are allowed to cry if you feel like it!  Better than keeping it all in.

((hugs))
Jeanne

nightmaremom said...

you got the prayers... my Dad fell on Thurs evening... broke his hip and had surgery on Sat.. this on top of Parkinson's and other health issues... I know how hard it is.  Sending strength your way
d

rdautumnsage said...

I'm keeping your and both your parents in my prayers on the smoke dear one! (Hugs) Indigo

jckfrstross said...

praying for you and your parents

Deb

andie5987 said...

Your in my thoughts and prayers!
Andrea

ukgal36 said...

you have my prayers
sorry hun
lyn

plieck30 said...

Sending prayers for your mom and dad and also for you to be able to handle this. Paula

fasttrack58 said...

Oh Barbara!!
Big Hugs to you!!!!
and special thoughts for mom and dad...
Linda :)

kirkbyj05 said...

Dear Barbara,
I feel for you at this worrying time.
I hope your Mom and Dad recover well and quickly.
God bless you all!
I have just said a prayer for them both.
Hugs
Jeanie xx

preciousone25 said...

Barbara... they are both in my prayers and you are too!!!  So sorry that you are having to deal with this alone.

Joann

alohamik said...

Something someone once said... "do what needs to be done. then do what is possible, and without realizing it, you will have done the impossible"

Just do your best. Not what someone else might think should be your best. Only you know your limits. I pray for your folks but I pray for you too. Remember that they have people taking care of their physical needs. It's okay to take a little time off to regroup and get some rest. Cause if you are an emotional wreck, then you won't be of help to your parents' either.  Just please hang in there and know that there are people out here in J-land that care and are praying for you and your parents.

Mik

tpiez4me said...

Oh Barbara!!!!  So very sorry to hear about this!  Well, your Dad probably hurts the worst, with the ribs and all......Mom will be OK assuming she is at the hospital or care home.  So sorry my friend!
Love to all....tell them NC is thinking of them both!

cuteallison1980 said...

I came here by way of Sharon.  It seems like when it rains it pours.  Everything bad seems to hit all at once.  Sorry that you feel like you are all alone in this ordeal.  If you need to cry I say let it out, holding it in will just let it all build up even more.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers.  Try to keep a smile on your face, it is better than the alternative. : )

Allison

luddie343 said...

My humble prayers whispered for you and yours, dear Barbara.  CATHY
http://journals.aol.com.luddie343/DARETOTHINK/

nelishianatl said...

I came here by way of Guido.  I know how hard it can be to be caught up between the parents and the children, just having to take care of everybody.  I think it's so very sweet that they both sent you to each other.  You are on my mind lately and maybe this was why.  You aren't going through it alone.  Lots of folks now praying for your strength to get through this demanding and stressful time.  

Your singing friend from Ksolo and J-Land,

Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/PRAYINGANDBELIEVING/
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/the-tents-of-deborah/