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Ups and Downs....

May 19th, 2011 at 03:28 am

Life is such a rollercoaster.

My son and I have had some long conversations about his future if the business fails this year. His initial thought is that he will need to move his family down to Southern California so that he can join his dads business. :/ This is so not what I want to see happen, but I know they need to do what is right for them. My son, his wife and I sat and talked and cried at the prospect last night. I hate this economy and what it is doing to everyone. My daughter in law is from here and has never been out of this area..she is terrified to leave her family. I wish I could continue to help the business financially, but I simply cant. Frown

Then...right after they went home, I got a message from my good friend whose son Adam (21) has been fighting cancer. (we had a fund raiser recently for him)...The treatments have stopped working and he is only expected to live days. Hospice is with the family and they are preparing for the inevitable. Suddenly, California is not so far away afterall. I am so grateful my worries are so superficial.


My big trip for family and friends is two weeks away. I am looking forward to the time with my family and friends...all of the planning is done and I have just a few things left to do before we leave. I just am so sad about little Adam.

My daughters have gotten serious with couponing. I am so proud of them and the money they are saving. They are both working on small stockpiles. I appreciate that they are not taking advantage of the system as some of the couponing shows seem to encourage...but rather finding the best deals that they truly need. Some of their savings have been passed on to take to the family trip. Which I really appreciate!

Thankfully, my meds seemed to do the trick and the nasty, nasty cold is gone. I cant believe how horrible you can feel and after prednisone, how much better you can feel in just a few hours. So glad my doctor sees the need to prescribe it occasionally.

Well friends...this is off-topic...but my friend had one request today and that was to pray that her son doesnt suffer. If you believe in prayer, please say a prayer for Adam to go peacefully...and for strength for his mom when he does.

8 Responses to “Ups and Downs....”

  1. Tabs Says:

    This is a sad post, and I am sorry to hear about it.

    Also, love your Thoreau quote.

  2. miclason Says:

    Sending prayers for Adam. Frown

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    {{{hugs}}} and prayers Frown

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    "I am so grateful my worries are so superficial."

    I kind of take the opposite away. Being close to our family has meant everything to us while dealing with health issues. Our time here is short, and nothing is more important than family. OF course you don't want to see them go.

    Of course, for perspective, my neighbor's husband is leaving the state for a whole year, for work. IF your DIL needs a bright side, at least they will all be together.

    Prayers are on their way...

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    I am sorry to hear about your friend and her family and am sending positive thoughts their (and your) way.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    Praying for your friend and I hope your son's business doesn't fail.

  7. Ima saver Says:

    prayers for Adam.

  8. NJDebbie Says:

    I will pray for Adam and your family. ((HUGS))

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