After a week of crisis intervention, starting with calling 911 upon realizing my mom had had a stroke last Saturday, I’m coming undone. Time for a break. 
Luckily, my sister and I got reserves (husbands and sons) helping us out with our parents today. I plan to go home and take Sunday as a day of rest. Wish me well. Wish us well. Keep up the prayers. Thank you. 


64 responses to “Unraveling”

  1. So grateful & glad to hear??????

  2. Love what you wrote, e:
    “Don’t be afraid to breathe again. Don’t be afraid to let God breathe into you again. Don’t be afraid of the sound of your resuscitation.” (© Ericka Arthur and authenticitee, 2015)
    Thank you for your prayers. Amen and God bless you.

  3. JUST SEEING THIS. HOLDING YOU CLOSE. Praying my latest piece is encouraging Kitt. Much love?

  4.  Avatar

    Dear Kitt, I feel like I’m way behind the power curve but that might not be a bad thing. I’m certain that your need for thoughts, prayers, and positive, peaceful energy coming your way will be going on for some time.
    Do take care of yourself, even if that means only a few minutes to breathe, meditate, and remember that there are many of us out here.
    Bob Hall

  5. Thoughts are with you in this time of crisis. Glad you have some support. Remember to use it. Take time out when you need it. Just back off and take care of you first. You are no good to anyone if you aren’t good to you. You have developed great coping strategies. I believe in you. This is a trying time. If things get out of hand. Remember, you are doing the best you can. Be gentle with yourself. My heart goes out to you and your family right now.

  6. I understand that what you are going through the must be difficult. keep the faith and do t forget to stay well yourself; it is done difficult to help if you haven’t recharged and don’t have energy. my wish, my prayer for you is you find the energy to not only pull your mo. through this but also stay woo, yourself. may bless you and keep you with him

  7. be well my friend…:)

  8. Thank you so much Robert. Greatly appreciate your ongoing support and your earnest prayers.

  9. My father wanted us to move in, but we have a life in our community. It’s our home.

  10. Kitt, I;m sorry to hear about your mom and your recent struggles. You are in my mind and my heart…my prayers are with you.

  11. I’m happy to hear you are not moving in with your parents. I’m also glad your sister is there to help locate appropriate living arrangements for your parents. It’s so hard for us [as in your parents] to make what seems like our final choice of where to live. My heart goes out to both you, your parents and your sister.

  12. Thank you so much!

  13. I’m so sorry to hear. I’m sending my best thoughts and hope that everyone is doing better and taking care.

  14. I got the other comment. Thank you for taking the time to comment again. Love you! I realize you get it, as you are a nurse.

  15. Thank you, Dayle! We miss you all. We keep you, Jeff and Lyndsy in our prayers, too.

  16. My sister does not live nearby, but she is visiting until we find an excellent assisted living placement near me for both our parents. My father loves his home and wants us to drop everything and move in with them, but that’s not going to happen. I dropped my guard a couple of times and considered it, but I would end up psychiatrically hospitalized due to the stress.

  17. Thank you, Lauren!

  18. Dayle and Jeff Nichols Avatar
    Dayle and Jeff Nichols

    Kitt, just remember that you are not alone and have lots of support. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Get rest. Xoxo, Jeff and Dayle (not sure if my other comment was posted but wanted to make sure you knew we are thinking about the O’Malleys)

  19.  Avatar

    Kitt, Jeff and I are thinking about you and your family. Glad you’re taking a break. Hugs, Jeff and Dayle

  20. Kitt – So sorry to learn your mother had a stroke. I’m so glad you have help dealing with the crisis. I pray your sisters step to the plate and take on the serious caregiving. As Vic wrote above, take care of yourself. I often put myself way down on the list of taking care of myself – but don’t do as I do, take Vic’s advise. please.

  21. I am so sorry for all that is going on. I wish you nothing but peace and relaxation.

  22. Thank you, Mihran.

  23. wishing you well, good health and stay strong..You are in our prayers…

  24. Thank you, Samina!

  25. Wishing you very well, so glad you have reserves. Get some rest, relax a bit. I’m sending lots of positive thoughts for your mom as well.

  26. You’re welcome Kitt!

  27. Thank you, Vincent.

  28. So glad to here that Kitt, a gift from God for sure. Amazing testimony of family support…

  29. Oh my, your hands are full. Stay strong.

  30. My sister and I are blessed. We married brothers who love us deeply and support us unconditionally.

  31. Thank you so much, blahpolar. Greatly appreciate it.

  32. Thank you, Vic. Great advice. Right now, I’m simply lying in bed and resting.

  33. Too true. Thank you.

  34. Once the dust settles

  35. Indeed they are. Add parents alcoholism and need to take legal action to handle finances and relocate them to assisted living brings even more stressful triggers.

  36. Thank you and God bless you.

  37. Thank you. Prayers greatly appreciated.

  38. Thank you. Lying down in bed right now. Husbands entertaining sons at beach. Sister with parents at rehab.

  39. I wish you strength and peace, Kitt. I know how hard it can be.

  40. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Thank God for your reserves Kitt! Lord bless you and yours. Rest as comfortably as you can…

  41. You’re in my thoughts and so is your mother. Hugs my friend.

  42. You always tell me to not forget to take care of myself, now I have an opportunity to return the favor with that excellent advice. Find some time for yourself and treat yourself to something special, even if it is a simple long & hot bath. Take care and thinking of you!

  43. Take care, Kitt. We can only do so much. Sending you hugs my friend. <3

  44. I will keep you in my prayers. You need to get away to a quiet relaxing place for a holiday. Stay strong, hon.

  45. {Hugs} Strongs my dear friend

  46. Be careful, Kitt, those are some powerful triggers. Thinking of you. ?

  47. Prayer lifting you and your support!

  48. Praying for all of you during this challenging time. Good for you for taking care of yourself!

  49. Take your break and recharge. Let the reserves deal with it. Wishing you well.

  50. Well wishes for you all. G-uno

  51. Thank you, Dy. Today will be a short visit at acute stroke rehab, then I’ll head back home with Nick & Matthew.

  52. Greatly appreciate your prayers.

  53. I’ll think of you daily, keep you & your family in my prayers & I’m so, SO glad you’ll be resting tomorrow. Get somer rest time today if it all possible too, sweetie. Love you very much!!!!!!

  54. Will be praying…

  55. Best of luck, thoughts, and good energy to you and yours.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.