Have you seen those really cool glasses that “transition” between normal glasses and sunglasses depending on the light?
Well, we are having to put on our own “transition lenses”
After much flip flopping around it has been decided that my in-laws will be moving in with us when we purchase a new home within the next 3-6 months. This “transition” was not made “lightly” (snort) as we all know what can happen when living with in-laws…
insert scary music
…but we feel that long term it is their best option. I am not saying it is going to be easy or always pleasant (ought to be some good blog material here) as FIL has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and MIL is not in good health herself, but we are hoping to keep our “lenses” looking at the brighter side and make this transition into caretakers for parents as easy as we can in this last step of their lives. We hope that it will be a learning experience as well for our children on family values and responsibility.
I have never used my blog to “trash” talk family members and will not be doing so now. I hope that as we “transition” we can find plenty to learn and laugh about. Hopefully even providing some of you a common stomping ground as it may be something you are facing or going to face in the future.
I ask for your prayers during these changes as I go from a mother to 3 little girls to a mother and caretaker of 2 adults. Challenging is a good word, failure is not an option.
Until we purchase our home (meaning get this current one sold as well…ugh!) they will be staying with us very frequently while also renting a home of their own. (Not real sure how that is going to work in 1300 sq ft with 4 adults and 3 young children)
Yesterday marked a beginning as we moved 15 tons (not lying!) of their antiques (down 2 flights of stairs…holy leg burn)in preparation of their moving. Today I am tired but at least I don’t have to think about working out (not like I could move my legs if I wanted to)
I did not blog about this or talk about it much as I have had to work on getting my “transition lenses” properly attached and get my attitude and outlook in order. (News Flash…I am totally imperfect!)
So welcome my newest crayons to my crayon box as we continue to “Color Outside The Lines”. Creating with our colors our own perception and reality of what life is and what will be.