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  • Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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May 12, 2014


Jan C.

I guess he has a right to be angry. But that's probably a good thing. At least he's still fighting to get back up that slippery slope! I feel a lot of sympathy for him--shingles in itself would be a torture, but to have that and then break a vertebrae in your back would be a huge trial. Are you and Wayne "it" as far as family who can help keep Dad's spirits up? Sounds like he will need lots of encouragement and love.


I am sending prayers & good thoughts your way. Your F.i.L. sounds like a fully alive man & hopefully that will hold him in good stead for recovery & the ability to return to his own bed & home.


My mom just went through a similar trial with health, and despite being given only a year to live, she is now going into her third year past that. The other health concerns and trials haven't stopped, though, and it is hard sometimes to watch and try to help and still feel helpless. I feel for your family; it is a tough road to travel, but "part of life." Good luck to you all.


I am right with you in spirit, Brenda & Wayne. My own father is about to enter full-time hospital level residential care in a facility near where my sister and her family live. He will be leaving his lovely apartment in the city where he has lived for 47 years. Thanks for your post about your FIL - it's reminded me that Dad has every right to feel angry too. Hopefully we can help him manage that anger, but it will take time. Will be thinking of you....


I'm sorry to hear about Wayne's Dad and hope he is soon well enough to return to the independent living that he so craves. Jude.x

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