Thursday, March 22, 2012

Control...

For me, and for some of my family, this past Monday was an absolute nightmare.

Busy, busy, busy, with family problems that I had no control over. 

These family issues took up most of the day.  I'm glad I was able to be there for my those involved, who needed me.  Since God is in control, all I can do is pray to Him and trust that it is His will to sort out these circumstances.

By the time late afternoon arrived, I was absolutely worn out. 

Emotionally, physically and even stressed spiritually.  But, after praying, I felt improved.  Thank You, Lord!  However, I am not the issue here, thankfully.

Please pray for my family. Thank you. May God bless you, for this.

Since I had already e-mailed everyone in my Windsor writers' group, Write On Windsor (WOW) my work that was to be reviewed at our bi-weekly meeting, I felt compelled to attend.

This was the first time my work was being considered by my new group of writing friends.  Since every group is different, as I have found in my experience, I was glad I made the decision to attend.

However, enroute to my writers meeting, I made a stop to visit my co-worker/friend C, who is no longer living at the rehabilitation centre.  Last Friday, he moved into an apartment.  The building he is now living in, is 17 floors high and located downtown. 

Hopefully, it won't be long before he obtains a motorized wheelchair to use. 

This will provide even greater opportunity for independence, because he'll then be able to transport himself safely, to get fresh air, tour around the area, do some shopping and even possibly transport himself to and from his medical treatments at the hospital a few blocks away from where he's now living.

His one bedroom apartment may not be as lavish or as comfy as his own home, but it is certainly an improvement over living in the rehab accommodation.  Not to mention, that it is much better than having to go live in a nursing home!

Heaven forbid. 

Truly, I would not wish that on my worst enemy.  I was grateful God provided this new accommodation for C, where he can live independently and have some control over his daily life, yet have some nursing and other care, if and when he needs it.

C seemed happy to see me.  Not just because he doesn't have much company to visit with him, but also because his cable, internet and other communication items he's used to using, weren't yet installed, at that time.

Of course, having dinner in hand for him, put a smile on his face!

Oops, it seems I got carried on about writing about C!  Now, I'll have to write about my writers group meeting, tomorrow!


Until next time...

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