papaw got to come home for a bit on sunday. we all had some lunch that damaw made & enjoyed the sunshine day outside.
the day was full of emotions for all of us. pap got teared up during the prayer at lunch, broke my heart. i hate seeing him this way.
justin, the best grandson in law, got on the tractor & bush-hogged the fields. i could see pap's blood pressure rising as he watched. he was very worried justin would get hurt, even though he's a big boy. i guess the tractor has a few little quirks to it & it's hard to watch someone else do a job you've been doing your way for 50+ years.
the kiddos had fun playing chase outside. i just love this picture of grace & daddio.
next week, papaw gets to come home & i am scared. i am scared my kiddos will not like staying there. i am scared that i can't handle the care for pap (even though he requires very minimal care right now - the therapists said their goal is to have him walking all by himself with no assistance by tuesday!) & still provide the care my kiddos need. thank god for my justin & kids. he assures me everything will be ok every day & we will be able to help pap get back on his own & to look at all the positives this will bring (some country living, lots of play outside, taking care of a big garden, showing the kids how important it is to care for loved ones). i've been trying to hide my fears & tears from my kids, but sometimes they just come out. ben & grace will stop whatever they are doing & run to hug me & tell me "i wuv you, don't cry" & "it's ok momma." my family is the best. with our family, friends & god i do know we will all make it through this.