thank you for being patient with me. i hope to start writing more frequently again soon. there has been a lot going on lately, to say the least!
i am currently working through a two weeks notice at my full-time job. i have accepted a position with the american red cross that i will begin at the end of the month. i am very excited to work for such a wonderful cause! i will miss those that i currently work with, but i think that this is the right move for me.
the other (really huge) thing that i've been dealing with is the decline in my mother's health. nine days ago she went to the er (again) and spent a week in icu (again). it is so difficult to see her like this. for the most part, she is herself. however, i know that her body is slowly failing her. my siblings and i have decided that the best way to move forward will be for her to do at home hospice. hospice. what a scary word. to me - that signifies the end.
i will write more about my mom and my (emotional) struggles soon. for now - i am happy that she is not in pain. when she leaves the hospital and starts her at home hospice care, she will be with her dog and surrounded by family. we plan to make however long she may have full of love and comfort.