Monday, September 11, 2017

A Season of Change

Uncertain New Normal

My parents are in their eighties and with the recent stroke dad had, things have changed.

Things are still changing.

Helping care for them is a given, but it's taken a little while to settle into a routine that can be sustained, without falling apart.

Remembering to breathe. 

Some days it feels like panic mode has taken over and my desire to fix all the things is made harder when suddenly all the things need fixing.

An impulse left turn on the way to mom's one morning had me chasing the sunrise. After that first morning using the camera on my phone I began taking my Nikon with it's new-to-me used 18 - 200mm lens.

I've been thinking for a while now I would revive this journal. Blogging is as hard as I remember! I've written and deleted dozens on paragraphs. 
I'm going to hit Publish and hope it gets easier.


Needled Mom said...

I hear you. It is such a difficult time of life, but your photos are so serene and beautiful.

Judy S. said...

Great to see a post from you, but sorry to hear about your dad! Loved your photos.

Debbie S. said...

Surprise, surprise.. I am glad to see you blogging again! :)
So sorry for the Life Events that prompted the need to 'breathe' and express yourself! :(
You are doing great at being Daughter ... you will figure it out. You are great at being Mate and Mom. This will work out too!