Friday, January 6, 2012

A night away...

All of a sudden in the last week, we are back to what it was like the last week before Akila went to the crisis home. I once again have the icky feeling that I can never leave the house if Akila is home. Michael is a great dad, but Akila is super obsessed with me and if I am not home, she completely, and I mean COMPLETELY, loses it. It is a yucky feeling.

A good friend of mine from high school lost his mom this week and I am going to Willmar tonight to attend the funeral in the morning. It took me two days to figure out how to make it work. I was trying to find a PCA for Saturday morning, and other options like that. When a friend reminded me of one of my high school friends who's family has taken Akila for some overnights in the past to give us a break. I emailed her yesterday and within a few hours it was all set up. It is such a blessing to have friends who can help when needed.

And now I have the awkward feeling of looking forward to going to a funeral. Actually, I am just looking forward to seeing some good friends and people I haven't seen for awhile. My friend's mom had alzheimer's and in many ways, it is a blessing to their family. She was really struggling. You know how you have different groups, maybe your high school friends, church friends, work friends, neighborhood friends, blog friends or various groups like that? Today I am thankful for such a great variety of friend groups, and my blog friends are just as important as any of the groups. I truly have great friends. Thank you!

1 comment:

Miz Kizzle said...

I hope all went well. Sometimes a night away from turmoil can do wonders for your outlook.