I spend my days, especially lately, trying to keep up. making sure that my support staff (family) is being taken care of. I look out for my sister, who is still in the hospital. I look out for my father who is getting up there in age and having trouble dealing with my sister's condition. I look out for other sisters who are helping with Dad. And I look out for my dog Pugsley who is going to be eleven in a few days and is going through his annual shedding process. (If you could see my house, you'd think he blew up all over it) I also am maintaining all my work responsibilities and trying to advance to the next step.
Today, I got an email from a friend. And even though I've heard this from the hospital staff, I think that seeing it in writing made it a little more real. It read...
You are caring, giving and serving others all the time; you're such a gift. Thank you.
Question: How are you getting nourished? This is equally important as giving it. Determine what is truly nourishing to your soul - prayer, meditation, yoga, exercise, music, nature - and be sure you incorporate some of that for yourself today. We need you at your best.
This is something that we all need to evaluate in our lives from time to time. Rest assured my friends, my Edward is making sure that we have "our time". We are even planning a short escape end of next week to celebrate that I've made it around the sun one more time. It seems that these trips around the sun get more and more exhausting with each one. But yet, I look forward to each and every one.