Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Up-Date

Where to begin...
the stress, pain, tears, sleepless nights, anguish, guilt, fear, desperation, prayer, and hope. family, friends, support, hugs, prayers, blessings, faith, and love.

My sister is still in the hospital, but doing so much better...
She's getting stronger, and learning how to move so that she doesn't put pressure on her broken femur.

Last night I told my sister that upon leaving the hospital she would be going to my home until she was ready to be on her own...she didn't respond, she just stared at me not knowing what to say. "We'll talk about this later", I said, and moved onto another subject matter of interest- our aunt.

My Tia Elena is now in a residential board & care facility near my home...
I miss her terribly, but I know that this is what is best for her as well as for us at this time.

The caregivers at this home have various activities through out the day for the clients to participate in- morning exercises, karoke, puzzles, and bingo to mention a few. And every Tuesday is "field trip" day!! How fun!! They don't go very far, but still...it's an outing!! It may be only to Wal-Mart, but it's an "outing"!!

Knowing that she is well, and enjoying the company of her new housemates (and caregivers) gives me "peace" of mind. As long as she is happy, so am I. I want only what is best for her.

On a separate note-
Tomorrow is the last day of my writing workshop.
I learned that I am not a reluctant learner...
and that I can actually learn to be a writer.
I also realized that I enjoy writing : )
Hmmm, therefore, I blog : )

So now...
one of my goals as a teacher is to teach my students how to be "writers".

9 comments:

Keshi said...

Glad to hv ya bak hun, I missed ya!

Im so sorry to hear abt ur sis. Plz take good care of her!


**Tia Elena

God bless her!



Blogging improves one's Writing as well as Vocabulary. So keep blogging Coco HUGS! :)


Keshi.

Solitaire said...

You are so compassionate and caring! No wonder you are a teacher. I bet you, you are a good one too!

Nice have you back!!!

CiscoKid said...

Tough break. Hang in there

Coco said...

**keshi,
i am seriously thinking of taking a "writing" course...but it probably won't happen until next summer.

**solitaire,
thank you!! i LOVE teaching, and once there is a connection with the class- the students are YOUR students!

**cisco,
gracias por tu apoyo...

glorv1 said...

Nice blog and I do hope your sisters leg heals fast. Its no fun having a broken femur. Take care

Keshi said...

Blogging is one of the best Writing courses u'll ever get and FREE too :)

Keshi.

Sara and Mike said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Can't wait to see you and give you a hug!

TigerYogiji said...

I'm glad to see that you're back!

Good luck on all accounts! :)

Yummerson said...

I agree with solitaire, you're extremely compassionate and caring.

Muchos abrazos.