Monday, February 22, 2021

Life happens

 Thank you to those of you who have checked in on me. A lot has happened.

I have had both knees replaced, which has been a MUCH longer and harder recovery than I ever anticipated. But I don't regret it. To walk without pain is a gift. 

My son has had health issues that have required ER visits that during a pandemic are extremely difficult. Because he is an adult, he is required to go in alone while we sit on a bench outside in the cold. Often in the middle of the night. Not being able to be there for someone who requires 24/7 care is a nightmare. 

Speaking of nightmares, we lost a very close relative last summer. It was devastating and unexpected. And it took me down. This person's final gift to us was an inheritance that has cleared our debt. So after all of these years, we are finally debt-free. Being happy about that amid the circumstances has been an emotional roller coaster.

COVID has not helped. Too much time alone to think. My husband and I have been vaccinated but, unbelievably, our son is near the bottom of the priority list. Thanks, Governor. So we remain in COVID jail until he is protected.

This will likely be my final post. Don't worry, I'm fine. I'm enjoying my grandchildren and looking forward to another one this summer. There is hope on the horizon and God will provide. Sunshine always follows the rain.

Thank you, friends, for hanging with me for the past 10 years! You kept me focused and you gave me hope that I would one day be where I am now. It wasn't the journey or the ending that I planned, but life rarely is. All the best to all of you as you continue your own journey. 



  1. Congratulations on being debt free, but I'm so sorry about the circumstances that brought that about for you. Wishing you all the best!

  2. Oh Sarah, I was so worried, mostly about your son. I was afraid something had happened to him. The fact that your debt is cleared is such a blessing, but not in the way it was cleared. I will so miss you.

  3. I am sorry to hear that you will no longer be blogging; I'm going to miss reading your posts. Best wishes to you and your family.

  4. To be honest I would just hope that you update even just a couple t to times a year. Even us no commenter have become attached. So sorry about your relative. I’m a home care RN and yes a crazy year. Most of my staff (PCA’s) have been vaccinated but crazily still are fighting finding vaccines for several of my very health compromised clients. It’s nuts!