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Thursday, December 2, 2010

A New Page in the Big Book of Life


I turned a page in my big book of life !!
Yesterday was a very emotional day for me,my MIL finally got a call from her caseworker that she had a room ready for her in the nursing home, and yesterday December First was her first day there.

We were there at 10 am and brought her with 2 big suitcases of clothes, they meet us at the door and could not have been more welcoming and caring towards her and my family.

After we toured the complex and saw all they had to offer, spent most of the day there with her getting a feel for the place.
When I left I had such mixed emotions but I must say I felt she was in good hands and I felt like the weight of the world was lifted from my shoulders.

My MIL was all smiles and seemed happy to be there.She had already made 2 friends !
She asked us to come today as there was a big Christmas party for them this evening with a sing along. Is that wonderful or what !!




Today this is how I feel, like I am in this egg just trying to break out and see the world, letting light in my space for the first time in a very long time.My world was a dark place since John passed away...... it still is...... but I am seeing light ....

AMEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!













23 comments:

Mountain Mama said...

God bless you and bring you peace and joy once again.
The holidays are especially difficult when our life has made such drastic changes but it's wonderful that you are pulling out of the dark hole of depression and 'seeing the light' again. Just crack that egg all the way open and hop out into life hon. It's waiting with open arms.
Love, hugs & prayers

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Oh MY Diane the MIL thing ..love hearing you are moving in the right direction....you are a survivor thats forsure..
lov'ya Patty

LJ said...

Hugs and blessings abound as you start a new chapter in your life. xo

Ninny said...

Sometimes just moving on with our lives takes more energy than we think we have at the moment. But, move on we must and I can see that you are welcoming it. Hope things continue to work out for your MIL and you!

Liz

Deb said...

The best gift we receive while living on this earth is the presentation of a new day to begin again, start fresh, and record on a new clean, blank page. Realizing this is a huge step for someone who has suffered loss and been forced to make difficult decisions. You are a strong person!

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yes, I understand how difficult today was, yet how liberating. You told us how good it is for everyone. I'm happy for you.

Hugs,
Lois

BetteJo said...

Oh you got me all teary eyed. Your MIL will be fine. As a matter of fact she might be thrilled with the different people paying attention to her. I am SO glad you were able to reach this point and that you are now seeing a bit of light.
You're doing well Diane, really. You've taken some big steps in learning to live your life as it is now, and I have no doubt you will keep on keeping on. :)

Jo said...

One Step At A Time Wins The Race. Life changes are difficult in the best of circumstances. You are headed in the right direction. Hugs and prayers coming your way!

Julie Harward said...

That is good news...and I say..Let your light shine my friend..the world is yours! :D

sawn61 said...

We all had Faith,Diane, that you could do it. You are a shining example of what we all can do.May God Bless you in your journey towards a "new normal". Life is good.It is my wish that you find peace,contentment,and fulfillment on your new path to finding your way.Let us continue to follow and share it with you.

Brenda said...

You deserve all the light and peace in God's Grace my friend. I hope every day is brighter for you.

Denise said...

Bless your heart..... I think of you often.... I remember the emails that you sent me before mom and dad died.. We talked about life and how hard it was to care of aged parents.. Now just a few months later you have lost your love and moved your MIL.... and I have lost both parents.. What changes we have seen is such a short time.. I pray for you my friend that the Father God will fill you life with joy that you have no idea of.... I pray that HE fills your life with laughter and sweet peace......

Needled Mom said...

I have had you on my mind so much lately and have been wondering how things were going.

I know that your MIL will be happy with her new settings and there will be so many people around and things for her to do.

The pictures that you have shared speak volumes. I am glad to see that there is a little peak of light in that egg.

I am wishing you the best as you jump off into this new stage of your life. Hugs!

Lib said...

Bless You my friend!
We have my M-I-L 5 days per wk. now.
You have so much going on right now!
Love, Hugs, Prayers, Blessins',Lib

Brenda Kula said...

You are a tough cookie, Diane. I am so proud of you! Remember the song: I am woman, I am invincible... Sing that. You own it, girl!
Brenda

Piecefulafternoon said...

I'm so happy for you - and your MIL - this seems to be the best for everyone. I'm glad that you are feeling some light.

Dolores said...

Oh Diane.....I'm so happy that your MIL is happy to be in her new home, this should help you knowing that she's happy. Now it's your turn....and like you said, "A new page in the big Book of Life"

My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!
Hugs,

Denise said...

How are you?

SmilingSally said...

Hooray for YOU, Diane! I know it's tough, but God loves you.

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Hi Diane (:) How is everything ..Thanks on my tin can gals(:) hugs,Patty

PEA said...

Hello dear Diane,

Such great news that your MIL is now in the nursing home and seems to be adjusting so well!! Making friends there in her age group will do her the world of good. I can understand how you're feeling but you're right when you say she's in good hands. You can feel at peace that you did everything you could for her but now it's time to think of YOU!! Think of you often my friend. xoxo

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Oh good for your Diane..(:)

Merry Christmas
hugs,Patty

Tina G said...

I just stumbled on to your blog. I am so sorry for your loss. And I know it must be hard moving your MIL in to the nursing home. But I see that you are moving in the right direction.
I'll be praying for you. I'm looking forward to seeing the great moves you are making in your life!
You have a new follower.