January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Family concerns

Welcome to Jessica and Carolyne. So glad to see you have dropped in.

We arrived at Lens mothers house last Wednesday to find that her physical condition has deterioriated since we were here in June. She now has to be lifted when moving from a chair to her bed or to use the bathroom facilities. It takes a strong man to lift her. It also takes a woman to tend to her personal needs.

One of Lens sisters has been living with Mom and providing most of her care for almost two years. On Thursday she moved to Oklahoma to be with her son and his family. This leaves Mom with no live-in care.

As a short-term solution two of Lens brothers and wives and one of his sisters and her husband, along with us, are taking turns staying with Mom. She needs round-the-clock care. As Lens siblings and their spouses work and we know we can not do this on a permanent basis, decisions have to be made. So, for now all plans to travel are onhold.


Margie M. said...

Phyllis, I feel for you and Len in having to face these big, tough decisions. We've been there and know it isn't easy. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers for a good solution to help you all.

Peggy n David said...

Oh Phyllis - how awful that you were just getting started, but I know just how heartbreaking these things are. I know that you will all do your best and make the decisions that will enable ALL of you to live safely and hopefully your dreams.

Prayers are with you my friend.