A Very Quick Update on Our Family

A Very Quick Update on Our Family

First off… Michelle and I can’t begin to thank everyone enough for all of your kind words, uplifting thoughts and all the prayers we’ve received on our blog, Facebook and emails. The day after we shared with readers, my mom called me, all weepy and said,

“Did you see everything all those kind people wrote on your blog?”

“Yes, Mom. I did.”

“Funny, somehow it helps.”

Funny and awe inspiring how words from strangers can touch your life. Whenever there is a crisis, people materialize, ready to help and shoulder some of the burden. I have much faith in humankind 🙂

And now, an update… Although the decision to place Dad in a care facility was agonizing, he made the transition with little incident, and in many ways, he is now afforded more autonomy than he had at home. He has taken to the routine, enjoys being able to amble the halls, and the home is within a few miles of the houses of Michelle, my mom, and I, so frequent visits can easily be worked into our days. It seems we picked the right time to make this move. The relative ease of his transition has truly been a gift to everyone that loves Dad.

Michelle and I will be back next week. Again, thank you for all your support… “Funny, somehow it helps” 🙂



  1. I’m so glad to hear the transition has happened. It’s a hard reality to face but all part of the journey of life. I hope peace follows you.

  2. How wonderful that your Dad made the transition well! A giant hug to your mom because I can’t imagine what she must be going through.

    See you when you get back!

  3. I am so glad the transition went as well as it could. These decisions are always hard. I am glad he is settling in to the home well. Many blessing to you and your family.

  4. People do not realize how hard it is to have to put a loved one in a nursing home till they walk in the same shoes. As you know Kim, we had to do the same with my dad. I think sometimes that the transition is harder on the family. I am so glad that my dear Uncle is adjusting so well! I am sure he is giving much joy to others there,2with that infectious smile he has. Please, give him and my sweet Aunt a big hug and kiss! I love and miss you all very much……(Your cousin, Sandi).

  5. I’m so happy to read this short update.

    I think the hardest part is the ???s.. is this the best decision for everyone involved? Will we regret it? Should we make different decision? Should we wait? Does everyone agree?
    and the “what if” ‘s… what if he does not settle in well? What if he is unhappy? etc…
    You just never really know how hard or easy it will be.

    I am realy so happy for you that it all seems to have fallen into place well.

    greetings from Belgium

  6. I am happy to read everything went as smooth as you could hope for, relatively speaking. Glad all of us could ease your pain a little.

  7. I hadn’t read about your dad. So glad the transition is behind you and things are going well. It’s good that you will all be able to visit. I can only imagine how difficult this has all been.

  8. I am so glad that all is going as well as it is. It must be such a relief to you all during this difficult time.
    Hang in there, we’re all here to give you support!
    ~ joey ~

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