My weekend. Full of emotion.
Monday, September 13, 2010
I went to my grandparents this weekend. And now that I am home, I am more thankful than ever that I went to visit them. Grandma is at home but cant do much (since knee surgery). She's healing wonderfully but still is in a lot of pain, can walk slowly with a walker but only for limited amounts of time. My grandpa has a tough time, hes not used to this "role reversal" and I can tell it stresses him out. I took him to the grocery store and a trip that would have taken me 10 minutes, took us over 45. He has congestive heart failure and that effects him, so he gets out of breath easily. They are also very stubborn and dont want others doing things for them. Luckily I was able to help and just did the laundry and vacuuming even with their protesting. Afterwards though, i could tell my grandma was so grateful. Also while i was there, we got a phone call and found out that my grandmas best friend of 50 years had a brain aneurysm this afternoon and the surgeon told her husband that shes not going to make it. I have never seen my grandma cry until today. This friend of hers was the healthiest person my grandma knows. Watches her diet, takes her vitamins and works out daily. So sad. Definitely makes you want to hug your family. Made me even MORE grateful for my grandparents today.
This morning, I went for a run!! I stuck to my word even at the grandparents house. I set out early this morning before they were awake, and ran the loop around their community. It turned out to be 4.65 miles. But..man ALIVE there were STEEP hills. I am in no way used to that. And it wasnt only one hill! I had to run at least 4 of those huge hills. My time was much slower than my usual pace but with all those hills, i am proud! I finished at 55 minutes. Not TOO bad. But it was a great run with wonderful scenery. I will definitely do that run again the next time I go visit them..which will be soon, considering how much they loved my being there this weekend.
I had time to go through my diet book while i was out there too. I havent started it yet, considering I was really limited to what they had in their house. I will definitely start tomorrow.
My drive back home tonight, i had so many thoughts spinning in my head. I'm worried about my grandma with her friend, i've never heard her so sad, i'm concerned about her and my grandpa (of course) and them being lonely, I'm realizing once again, just how lonely I am myself, On the other side of it, i'm grateful that i have grandparents to spend time with and am full of so much love for them and my family (even my very difficult mother). I'm concerned about my motivation regarding this new diet i have to adopt (literally have to, for my health - insulin issues) and proud of myself for my run today but hoping I can actually get to a marathon! I told you it was a spinning of thoughts! Anyway, I am grateful for all of you, my dear spark friends, and hope you had a wonderful weekend. Have a great monday. LOVE YOU GUYS!