October 12, 2011

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Joe is gone. He is home with his family. I made it through the logistics and the airline folks were very good to him.

I picked up Bones today from the bus stop and he said to me, "So, is Joe out of our hair now?"

This isn't like Bones to say something like that. I had to think about it. Look at him. I just simply said, "yes".

We got home and shortly thereafter, T and I were talking and I said, "I have plans for myself I won't end up like Joe..."

To which he replied, "Good. Because I don't have what it takes to do what you've done."

It's two summers I have taken care of two old men. And my boys... are done.

It was really hammered home by Bones. I hadn't realized how over it they were. It had taken a toll on them too.

This chapter is closed. It was time.

Posted by Boudicca at October 12, 2011 09:48 PM


Posted by: vwbug at October 13, 2011 04:44 AM

VW beat me to it. **hugs**

Posted by: Rave at October 13, 2011 08:52 AM

You have amazing kids, but everyone gets tired... Now that you've gone above and beyond, hope your lives get back to normal! ;)

Posted by: pam at October 13, 2011 11:32 AM

hugs, too. I worry about my nephews. My oldest brother & his family live with our Mother who has Alzheimer's. They have lived with her for 4 years now. I worry about them. I worry about my brother. I have a plan, too. Some in place, some not yet in place.

Posted by: Tina at October 15, 2011 09:53 PM