I spent yesterday quietly stamping in my craft room for a few hours. It felt good to listen to some of my favorite music by Mercy Me and Jars of Clay and just "be". Thanks for all the support and prayers. My MIL is feeling better physically and now working on the business of getting on with life.
My father-in-law quietly passed away Friday, March 20th. Services were held yesterday. We're heading over to see my mother-in-law today. She is not feeling well and sadly, wasn't up to attending the funeral yesterday. She is diabetic and just hasn't felt like eating. With all the stress of the past few weeks I can understand the loss of appetite but not at the cost of her health. My husband and brother-in-law spoke to her at length yesterday about her health and while she agreed to try harder to eat we'll be spending a lot of time with her in the coming weeks and months to make sure she follows through.
I have been missing from action for the past few weeks. My father-in-law, whom I love like my own, is in the final stages of COPD. He developed pneumonia in late February and finally agreed to go to the hospital on March 1st. We brought him home from the hospital today after two weeks not because he is improving but because there is nothing the doctors can do for him in the hospital that we as a family can do at home where he is more comfortable. For those of a mind to, please pray for my FIL (his name is Bob).
With all of the time I have been at the hospital I haven't been able to surf for sometime but thanks to someone in my in-laws neighborhood with a wireless router I have been able to visit some of my favorite blogs on my laptop while Dad has slept. We're working out a schedule for being here so my MIL is alone with Dad as little as possible. She is the sweetest woman. She cleared off a small table in the spare bedroom so I can color and "do my crafty stuff" since I'll be at the house so much.