Sunday, March 05, 2006

Home Again

We made our trip to Wilmington, Ohio on Friday. It was really good to see my Aunt and Uncle. They both are not doing well though and I fear this might have been the last time I'll see either one of them. They both are so frail. He was getting therapy when we went to the hospital and they have to give him pain meds before they can try to do therapy. He said he was only able to take 2 steps and that was it. She has brain tumors which are cancerous and she is confused at times. Someone stays with her all the time. Very sad. I'm so glad we went. I got home at 7:30 p.m. I was tired. That riding in a car does tire you out.

My brother drove. I didn't have to whomp him on the head any! We just flew along at about 85 mph like everyone else. You get run over if you slow down and try to drive the speed limit on I-75. Coming back we got bogged down in traffic through Cincinnati. Once we got to Florence, Ky then it clears out and you can pick up the speed again. It was also nice spending time with 2 of my brothers!

Rain is heading our way and later this week it's going to be in the 70's. WooHoo! Spring is knocking at the door and I'm ready to let it in.


Blogger Jim said...

Hi Rachel. I'm glad you got to see your aunt and uncle. That must be sad. I know it was for me seeing my uncle for the last time. He died that night after I left the hospital.
Glad you made it back safely too.
That water settles it for once and all how to spell y'all. Of course they are doing it the correct way.
Daughter, Susie, wrote a blog entry and posted it yesterday. Then she took it off, but has it back on right now for me. She didn't say she would leave it on for all time.
I think she is a good writer, a real writer. She would rather write music though. Maybe I can get her to tell about that.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Hi Rachel- I am glad you had a good trip with your brothers. I am glad that you were able to see your aunt and uncle. I am sure that was tough.

I am sure you are excited about the upcoming weather!! We put out our Easter decorations in the front yard this afternoon!

4:25 PM  
Blogger 4evergapeach said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound! Years from now you'll be so glad you made the trip to see them. I will pray for no pain and peace for both of them.

Spending time with your brothers was special I'm sure, even if it was a long car ride. Glad you didn't have to do any whomping! lol

Spring knocking? I haven't heard it yet! Sure wish it would hurry up!!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

Welcome home. Sorry to hear about your Aunt and Uncle, but I'm sure it was nice to see them.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

It's so good that you went to see them. How sad that they are both in such poor health. I hope that when their time comes, they will go peacefully.
I'm ready for spring to be here now!

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Clarence said...

It's strange how the best things one can do in life is often the most difficult. You'll never regret it.

You should have gotten off I-75 at I-275, headed east and gotten off at Turkeyfoot Road. You were only a stones throw from our place. The coffee pot is almost always full and freshly brewed. There's always a bean or two in the fridge for weary travelers.

Anyway...Welcome back.

1:14 AM  
Blogger David said...

It is tough to see those we love become frail and ill. My heart goes out to you. I am glad you got to see them one more time.

5:28 AM  
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I'm glad everything worked out. Especially for your brother since he didn't have to get bonked on the head.

The best thing is that your relitives got to see you also.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

Trips don't get more important than that one was. Glad you got to go.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Thank Clarence! Didn't know you had the coffee on or maybe we could have stopped by! It would have been great. My oldest brother would have loved it. He's into geneology and before he left he would have known your life history and your relatives too! Ha! Plus we could have shared some Owsley County stories!!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Pirate said...

you are good people to take the time for ailing relatives.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Margaret said...

Welcome back, Rachel! I'll say a couple of prayers for your aunt and uncle. :o(

11:49 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Glad your trip was successful, though very sad...and that you got home safe, too! It must have been fun spending time with your brothers, even though the purpose of your trip was a serious one...I bet you are happy to be home now.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Rurality said...

Sorry to hear that they are not doing well. My hubby always says, the worst thing about getting older is that everyone else does too.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Tammy said...

I'm glad you had a good trip, Rachel. Those day trips are very tiring,. I'm sorry your aunt and uncle are in such poor health. One of the unfortunate benefits of growing older I guess :( Anyway, I'm glad you are home safe and sound. Have a great Tuesday!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Sorry to hear about the sickness of your Aunt and Uncle. It's very sad when a love one is suffering with health problem. Growing older sometimes bring some problems, too.

Welcome back!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Sorry to hear about the sickness of your Aunt and Uncle. It's very sad when a love one is suffering with health problem. Growing older sometimes bring some problems, too.

Welcome back!

1:55 PM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip. Lovely poetic ending to your post! I can see the flowers blooming as "Spring knocks at your door."

9:16 PM  

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