The second Sunday in May has been dedicated to celebrate mother's. This year, I am thankful for all my mom does, while trying to stay awake.
Monday afternoon, I received a message that my primary night nurse was sick. He ended up being gone all week, but will hopefully be back tonight. My other caregiver covered a few nights, but I haven't had anyone for night coverage since Tuesday. Therefore, the last four nights have been mom and I staying up until 1:30 in the morning. After about 4-5 hours of sleep, dad gets up to take over.
We knew Friday and Saturday would not be covered, and that was going to be a challenge already. Now with it doubled, the three of us feel like zombies during the day. I also had two days of helping with an outreach group (upcoming blog) that started with an hour of training. The speakers were interesting and ones I looked forward to hearing, but I kept yawning while they spoke.
Nights like the last four are times I'm even more thankful for the mom God has given me. She has had more responsibilities lately in helping other family members and continues to deal with her own health needs. Every week, mom continues to work with my caregiver's paperwork and keep everything straight so I can live at home. Whatever is happening, she continues to help in every way possible.
I'm most thankful for the instructions mom gave me when growing up. She taught me to read the Bible and trust God's word in everything. Mom also worked to make me as independent as possible and to help me get through school. Some days my independent nature doesn't agree with hers, but we have learned to compromise as needed.
Every day should be one where parents are recognized for what they do. Thank you mom for another year with many unexpected circumstances, but adapting as needed for all of us.