I am back
It feels like forever since I have written on this site. The past 2 months have been extremely difficult and full as I have faced my father’s Alzheimer’s. I helped to moved him out of his house of 33 years and into an assistant living facility. As his POA for both his finances and medical care, I have been busy getting all of his affairs organized in addition to dealing with the emotional fallout from his condition and the change in our roles. I keep thinking of the reportedly shortest line in the Bible that says, “Jesus wept.” It comforts me, because it tells me that Jesus felt the human pain surrounding the death of his friend even when he knew the truth the eternal nature of life. The past few months have taught me to honor the very real human feelings that come with loss and illness even as I hold to the truth about my father’s identity. I am learning to be present for him on all levels as I make this journey with him remembering that God is present even in the most heinous illnesses and circumstances. So, I apologize for neglecting this blog as I have taken care of him and hope to get back into a routine of writing here. I acknowledge that it nourishes me as much or more than it does for others.