Those who have been following our story know we were consistently posting for many months, and have not been consistently posting for the past few weeks.
Robin and I have both had life events interrupt our writing progress. My mother-in-law, who just turned 93, lived with my husband and I for eleven years. She began to show signs of dementia several years ago and has had several falls. Although she was physically healthy, her balance and her cognitive abilities were becoming increasingly impaired. My husband and I made the difficult decision to move her to a nursing facility in April 2014. She was settling in, but then was suddenly hospitalized with pneumonia. After a second hospitalization she was declared by doctors to be dying and was placed on Hospice. Miraculously, several weeks later she has now fully recovered and is happily settled into the nursing home. It has been a stressful, exhausting and uplifting experience to accompany her through this transition.
Robin has been going through a job transition which will be important for us to discuss later in our book.
We apologize to those who have been faithfully tuning in, looking for our next blog post. We will be back soon to finish the story of Robin’s meltdown year. Hopefully by next week we will be back on track. Thanks to all for your patience and support.
Regarding Blog Awards:
Robin and I also want to thank everyone who has nominated us for various blog awards. We are honored and grateful to be acknowledged and recognized. Because our blog is a serial blog, focused on telling a serious story, we have decided not to interrupt the story by posting the various requirements of these awards. We apologize if we have offended anyone who has nominated us. Going forward, our blog should be considered “an award free blog.” We always welcome comments and dialogue, as knowing the reactions of our readers, good or bad, is invaluable. Thanks for your understanding.