Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Good news & bad news

JUST as I was getting back into the swing of things......another bump in the road....

First the good news.....I got a job!! I start on Monday & while I'm am super excited (I've been pursuing this company for a LONG time) it is full time & it will be a HUGE adjustment in our lives. My kids are excited & they claim they are ready to take on more responsibilities here at home. Let's hope my husband feels the same!! He's excited that he will no longer be the only one bringing home a paycheck.... but he's never been big on helping around the house. He does his outside man type duties like mowing & trimming......but he doesn't know how to work the dishwasher nor the washing machine. I think I'll suggest he take notes while the boys get their lessons on running the appliances :)

Now the bad news. I think I mentioned my mom woke up a few weeks ago with double vision. Well she had an MRI on Saturday & the neurologist called her yesterday. She thinks it could possibly be an aneurysm. That's right....my mom might need brain surgery. I'm trying to stay calm & not worry until we know for sure....but she's my mom....how can I not worry? She will be having a CTA on Friday morning, but then of course we have to wait for the results. At least 3 business days. Where's McDreamy when you need him??

So of course I feel horribly guilty that I will now be working & can't physically be there for her as much as if I weren't working. And if I didn't *have* to work....I wouldn't. It has become a necessity. Talk about being between a rock & a hard place!! Please send good thoughts & prayers our way.....our family has been through a lot this past year & we could really use some good health!!

14 comments:

Renkata said...

Hi Michelle,
that is some challenge in live I think so, when some bad things come my way and try to think the sun will shine again :)
I belive that will happend for you too.
Hug's
Renkata

Leah the Orange said...

eeep - congrats on the job, and good luck with the adjustment! i'm sure it will work out for everyone, and i hope it turns out to be your dream job!

as for your mom - UGH! so sorry to hear this! i hope they rule it out and it turns out she's just had some vertigo or a weird headache or something. if she ends up needing surgery, i'm sending positive energy your way. xo

Dawn B. said...

Wow I haven't been here for some time and this is such a sad/happy post.. I know you must be worried sick about your mom.. When you only have one parent left it is double the worry.. I will keep her in my prayers and thoughts.. They have come a long way in the medical world with these types of things since my mom...Huge hugs and woohoo on the new job.. I know you have been trying for a long time to find one..

Sandra said...

prayers are with you all.
Good luck with the job - it does take a family adjustment, that is for sure!
Sandra

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Hi Michelle, Congratulations sweetie.. that is fabulous and hope your new job goes well and everything goes smoothly at home. Sorry to hear about your dear Mum... I will keep her in my thoughts and keep checking your blog for an update. Big Hugs, Nikki x

Sarah said...

Firstly congrats on your job but what a balancing act you will have to do, but, like all women, we are able to adapt to the situation and be there when needed, so don't fret, take it day by day and it will all come right.
With my best wishes.
Sarah x

Cheryl said...

Yes, yes, yes! Big and good thoughts and prayers for you and your family!
Congratulations on the job and all the best with it!
Praying that now you will have a diagnosis for your mom AND a solution soon!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh....{{{Michelle}}}...I'm staying LOTS of prayers for your mom. I HATE how they make you wait for results like that...it's stressful. Saying prayers for ALL of you.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Michelle;
Letting you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
hugs and love, Crissy xo

Linda Palmer said...

Congrats on the new job. I am sending good thoughts and prayers to your and your family. Hoping the medical diagnosis comes faster than they say it will.

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, Congratulations on your new job. I understand what your going through with working and caring for your Mom. I worked and took care of my grandparents, during their illness in the last few years of their lives. It's alot of hard work, but I have never regretted a single moment of it. I will say a prayer for you and your Mom. Blessings to you, Rea

Lacey Stephens said...

Congrats on the job. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I will keep her in my prayers. I am sure you will work it out. Somehow the priorities will fall into place!! Big hugs to you!
~Lacey

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Michelle, so happy for you that you were able to get the job. So sorry about your Mum - it must be so stressful for you to have all that going on as well. Thinking of you and sending lots of {{hugs}} to you and your family as you cope with all that is going on.

Diane said...

Sorry to hear about your mom - I'm sending good wishes and positive thoughts your way.
Maybe you could suggest to your hubby that he needs to know how to work the washing machine / dishwasher etc so he can make sure the boys are doing their jobs properly. You never know, some of this may just rub off on him!!

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