I have always been a rooted person. Plant me somewhere and the roots will grow and go deep. I think that it has already been established that change is anathema to me. With all that being said here we are packing up all our worldly possessions into a UHaul truck for the second time in a month. "You want I should just shoot myself and be done with it?" That's kind of how I feel about this carnival ride that I have been on.
So, this past week we are having a normal time of it keeping mom well fed, happy, and safe from falling into any mop pails and the next thing we know she winds up in the hospital. What started out as a routine urgent care visit to get a UTI taken care of and to scope out a family doctor turns into, "Your mom may be in heart failure and she needs to be taken to the hospital like, now!"
While I am jumping on that little merry go round to see where it is going to take me I get an email from a sibling asking for signatures on a rental agreement and payment of rent and utilities starting at the end of the week, thank you very much!
They say that when God closes a door somewhere he opens a window. I say be sure to look out the window before you jump. You never know if there is a ladder waiting for you to climb down or a trampoline. This week's window is brought to you by flubber. We just keep bouncing up and down and I am not sure where or when we get off.
The decision has been made to pack up and move out of my brother's house since it is a far greater thing to be unemployed and homeless than to be simply unemployed. Actually we will be moving into my mother''s house and that thought carries with it all kinds of humor, irony, and downright angst! I remember when Doug and I were married my folks jokingly saying that I was to remember that there would be no "going back home to mother" if we ever had any problems. I am here to submit that the laugh is on them. Not only am I going back home to mother but I am bringing hubby with me and mother isn't going to be the queen of the castle! To quote one of my father's oft used phrases, "How do you like them apples?"
All humor and bellyaching aside though, ain't it the truth that God has a sense of humor and an unusual one at that? It is not enough that Mom is in the hospital and I have to spend nights there (can you say trying to sleep in a plastic covered recliner?) but the packing has to be done and other details have to be attended to. Thank you God for a husband who cooly and calmly swings into action and just gets the job done. His daily mantra has to be, "God has a reason for this." (no kidding it really is. If I've heard him say it once....well you know the rest)
So here I sit in a hospital room listening to my mother snore and occasionally ringing for the nurse to put her heart monitor bak on after she has removed it and I cannot help but ask myself, "I wonder what God was thinking when he set this series of events in motion?"