Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So much to tell

Dear Mom,

It has been a while since I have written. I'm sorry that it has been so long. So much has happened since I last wrote to you. One of the reasons I think I haven't written is because I have been struggling with some things so much and it has been hard for me to write anything. I only wrote two posts on my other blog, I think. I don't even know if I can put everything into one post. I don't want it to be forever long. So maybe I will make up for not writing by doing a couple of posts. Summer is over for me now. School started Monday, I wasn't that excited about starting. First of all, I didn't feel like we had much of a summer. I didn't do much with you this summer and that has really bothered me. Last summer we did so much, and made so many memories, at least on my end. This summer, you were much less mobile and couldn't get around well. So that made it difficult. You also got a weird rash that has produced open sores on your arms and legs. That has affected you, you cry many mornings because of it. You keep wondering what is wrong with you and why you have it. I have been trying to help get rid of the marks that are on your arms. You mention it to everyone and you mention it over and over. People have actually called and asked me about this rash that they keep hearing about. I tell them, that I have taken you to the doctor for it, and you have medication for it and it is much better than it was. I got some Mederma, for goodness sake, and the stupid stuff cost about $32 for a tube of it. I'm not talking about a honking, big tube either. Ugh! Between the stuff the doctor gave you, the Mederma, and some cocoa butter, I have lathered you up plenty! It looks better to me, but you can't see that yet. A few weeks ago my friend and her mother came down from New Hampshire and wanted to just be here to help us as much as they could. My friend cleaned...and I mean cleaned our refrigerator. Her mom hemmed and stitched up our clothes. She also gave me papers and booklets to help me as I try to help take care of you the right way. These told how to prepare to be a good caregiver. They even brought us a nice chicken caesar salad lunch, with all the fixin's...onions, grated carrots, grated cheese, and croutons. It was such a nice day, with great fellowship! You really enjoyed their company too, which made it really nice! You did say something that was pretty strange, you told them you had three kids, when I asked you who they were, you said Junie, Johnny, and me. I told you Junie and Johnny were your brothers. You just kinda said, "Oh", then let it go. That was a little sad.
It helped so much that they were there to help me through that. I don't think it was as big a deal to me because they were there. So thankful for the break from the monotony, and for you to be engaged more than I have seen you be before. So thankful for a great day.
There was so much more that I was going to tell, but it's been a little bit since I started writing this post, so now I can't really remember, oh well. :)

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