I am frequently reminded lately of the transitions all around me in my life and in friends lives. Births, graduations, weddings and funerals do happen all the time but I am the meat in the sandwich right now so it is all pretty intense. Either that or I am just more attuned to it. All of the grandparents are still living and I want to write down my thoughts etc as we walk this road. A friends mother recently died and I saw her and didn't even offer my condolences. Ugh.
Everyone is mostly quietly walking along through this life journey and we care for each other even if it is through a quiet prayer of thanksgiving or plea for mercy for them. I tend to pray these things as I see them in passing and they are having a rough time. If I go to a wedding I know better the flux they are going through as their children move to the next stage of life. It is a new stage for the parents too. Reading of my friends coming home from their kids weddings to quiet. Sigh. It isn't too quiet here yet at my home and only have one chick flown to her own husband and now baby girl, but I being a people watcher, I am sort of quietly aware of those new and different experiences for my friends.
I will keep this going.....my own transition now is my dad's mind failing him. I am overwhelmed with how had this is to watch. The daily stress of his caretakers patiently working with him. My mom took care of him as long as she was physically and mentally able. I visited him this past weekend in his new home in memory care. Sigh. He is so different but glimmers of familiarity. True grammar nazis will take it to the grave even if the corrected is not making any grammatical errors. Grammar, grammar, grammar.
To be continued.......