A minute of gratitude
September 19, 2014
It almost seems to go without saying but he’s just been unbelievably supportive without getting patronizing or grumpy. You’d be surprised how easy it is for someone in a caretaking role to fall into either of those modes. We’ve been grieving together but he’s picking up the pieces where I just can’t do what’s needed, leaving me to do the things I can handle (bills, work, finances, laundry). Also he brings home fresh fruit and delicious popcorn so I don’t have to leave the house if I don’t want to.
2. Modern medicine
There is a lot left to be desired but once in a while, there’s actually a medication that actually does the job that it’s meant to do. Blessed relief.
3. Friends who really know me
A dear friend insisted on treating me to some nice things “because I wanted you to have them and I knew you wouldn’t buy them for yourself.” Another dear friend sent the loveliest frame for Doggle’s memory and thought of precisely the picture I had in mind for it. This sounds a bit like “I like friends buying me things” but that’s really not what I mean. It’s just that I didn’t have to explain to them how much this has affected us or why I’m being (even more) careful about money with a Little Bean on the way (so obviously I wouldn’t spend on myself).
4. Bonus: Seamus is by no means Doggle… But he’s good company and helpfully distracting. I don’t deal well without a four-legs around and he fits the description. And he’s actually pretty funny even if he’s totally not helpful at all in the opinions about tv shows department.