thank you, my friends

just dropping by quickly to say thanks for the kind responses on the previous post. you guys have huge, beautiful hearts and they shine through your words. some day, i'll share more about the accident, having no health insurance and what we learned from it all. let's just say it was a head-on collision, massive brain trauma, he wasn't expected to live and, yet, he came home from the hospital 5 days later. God is good -- all the time.

Let me also say that it has taken me several years to come to grips with our new life and i still have days where i just want to run away and never come back. Those are usually followed by a day at disneyland, which is where i go to forget that life can be hard. and now you know why i'm there so much....it's my place of no responsibility. and still, God is good --- all the time.

Le me also say that being a caregiver is probably the hardest, loneliest jobs i can imagine. If you know someone who is taking care of family members, please go visit them and offer to relieve them for a few hours so they can have some "me" time. Don't take "no" for an answer....make them take time for themselves.

Let me also say that i'm blessed beyond belief that we have managed to arrange our business so hubby1 can still work. the doctors say that his returning to work was probably one of the key factors in his recovery. he can't do everything he did before, but he does what he can. it means that i stay home fulltime and pick up the slack but it works.

there are days that are fun and great and fantastic. there are also days that are horrible and sad and full of self-pity. after eleven years, i am learning to let myself have a good cry, be angry at the situation and then pick myself up and find something good to dwell on. it's hard and exhausting, but we're in this together and we will make it work. because God is in control and He is good.....ALL the time.

and so much for a "quick" dropping in...lol

anyhoos, i'll be at the theater all weekend doing the photography thing. have a fantastical weekend! i'll be back Monday.

10 comments:

  1. Jill, you are amazing, my bloggy friend!

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  2. Have a great weekend, Jill.

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  3. It is so obvious that you are a strong, loving and faithful woman. I hope that you have a fantastic weekend. :)

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  4. Enjoy yourself.
    And yes, God is good. All the time.

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  5. How do you grieve the life you thought you'd have. I am stuck and angry but it seems like your husband still enjoys life mine just exists and their is no interaction.

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  6. "Le me also say that being a caregiver is probably the hardest, loneliest jobs i can imagine." So so true, Jill.

    May God grant you serenity and more good days than bad.

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  7. Jill, you are a strong woman:) I completely agree that God is good all the time! I am a caregiver to my husband as well and I agree it does get pretty lonely.

    Here's to better days filled with joy:) Your posts are always such an inspiration to me. I am so happy to have found your blog:)

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  8. There is a special place in heaven for you. Bless you and your family. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love you Jill. Have a really awesome weekend. And thanks for the skirt compliment. I'm thinking of shortening just and inch or two so it hits me right at my knee, but thanks!

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  10. Awww Jill....I never knew this about you. I have no idea how you have felt over the years, but I do understand horrible, sad and full-of-self-pity days. Mega hugs to you sister, you are a strong woman whom I really admire. :)

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