I arrived back home safe and sound today, and even though the house looks like a hurricane
has swept through my home, when I walked through my door such a peace
came over me. I am always like this when I return home.
I had only intended to be home for my Mom at the end of May,
as my dad has been gone for one year.
My Mom, my older sister and I sat around and talked about old memories
and we were all okay as could be. It was harder than I thought but we
all managed. It really has been nice to see my Mom emerge from all of this,
with more grace and strength than I could have ever imagined.
She put us to work when we got home,
oh yes she did, and we were not done our tasks until she said we were done.
How I laugh about it now, but I did have a bit of a melt down,
We helped her with her flower beds, and planting, and I say this once again,
She works way too hard, OMG. When I would get tired I would just head off
to lay down....My family is pretty good with my condition, I did have a bit of a time
with my Cataplexy. You can only stay emotionless for so long, and we laughed so hard,
I was falling down quite a bit, but then I would sit.......
Here is a true story that happened when I was home.
My Mom, sister and I were all sitting down having supper,
eating, laughing and enjoying ouselves.
All of a sudden my Mom says, What the hell is that?
So we jump up. all of us look at the same time,
And I say, It is a beaver. In all the years on the farm
we have never had a beaver walking down the sidewalk like he belonged there.
So not thinking I grab my camera, Oh yeah I am going to take a picture,
and I am thinking what would my friend Beth do? Well she would get close,
so I acting like a tracker was stalking the beaver and lost sight of it.
Now I am thinking, Sure send the woman with Cataplexy to go take the picture,
If I see him and get close I will probably fall down, and I have to tell you at this point
the image of a beaver chewing on any part of me scared the crap out of me..
oh I think I see him
What the heck am I doing on the ground,
Aw he got away,
My sister says did you get him, did you get a shot,
And now I am in hysterics and do you know how hard it is to get up
when every time you laugh you fall down
I hear my Mom say, girls, girls, be careful out there,
Your going to hurt yourselves....
Gee Mom where were you 5 minutes ago,
Well she was cleaning up the table after supper.
Oh yeah so much for rescuing me
We enter the house and she said
You did not let him get away did you?
My sister and I looked at each other and burst out laughing,
Just pick me up and don't say a word, I am thinking to myself.
With that they tucked me in bed for the night
Not one picture of the beaver,
Next time I will let them go and I will clean the darn dishes.
And with that I fell asleep for more than twelve hours.
We did not see the beaver again
Many more stories to tell,
my younger sister is out of the hospital
and she too is at home safe and sound.
Thanking any of you whom had her in your thoughts.
I hope you are all well,
and I hope you have