Before 9 am,
I had an argument with my husband
I had an argument with my freckle-face, orange haired olive shoot
Contacted the 24 hour help/crisis line at the Alzheimer’s Association, again
I stressed about an impending, almost certain family conflict regarding care management of our loved one with a brain disease
I learned my ministry-minded middle’s bike had been stolen in Chicago
And I had not one but TWO donuts
A Boston creme and a marble chocolate/vanilla swirl one
You got a problem with that?
I didn’t think so.
Then I called my mom who listened without judgment
And I texted a friend who met me for lunch
And biked nearly 12 miles
And talking to Jesus
Because I’m talented like that
My friend greeted me with warm hugs, a pretty smile
And a container full of fresh, home- made cookies
Which are stowed away in the freezer
In an undisclosed location
I felt slightly normal
Then I cleaned up around the house
Began marinating the ginger/lime chicken
Patched things up between Ike and me
And the Hubs and me
Continued reading Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s too.
Tonight I just want to feel the Hub’s arms around me
And enjoy the refreshing circulation of our new air conditioner
Maybe go for another bike ride
I’d also like to laugh
And kind of marvel at the way the Lord got us through another day
And probably eat a cookie too
Love the part about the donuts! Hang in there!!
So glad you’re doing good things for yourself. A long bike ride with God and TWO glorious donuts! And maybe a hidden cookie …. You need time like that to recharge and be strong. Wish I had a donut in the house to eat for you … maybe a “Lilly chocolate” would do? 😉 God bless you!