Time to re-enter the blogosphere. I haven’t posted in a week because, like many of you, I’ve had to take some time to deal with a family crisis.
My dad needed some serious surgery and because my folks live several states away, I have been a bit preoccupied with the worry that comes with such things as well as the traveling back and forth. He is doing well now and we are hopeful that that will continue.
Doesn’t it seem strange, though, when you’re so deep into such a health crisis, that everything else just keeps chugging along? That you may jump off of your own life train for a short time but when you come back, you find that you’re way off track and have missed everything that had the audacity to continue on without you?
I’ve known many people who have juggled work, family and serious health issues for either themselves or a loved one and I always had such respect for them and their ability to keep going. Now that I have a better first-hand look at what they faced, that respect is even higher. I’m behind at work and feel like an outsider in my own home, which of course carried on without me — the mom, who usually knows what everybody’s doing, where they need to be and who needs what.
But like the rest of you, I’ll catch up. I might not do it as seamlessly or as gracefully as some of you out there, but I’ll do my best.