Monday, November 9, 2009

Life Happens

I've been quiet lately, as some of you may have noticed. I tend to get swept up in the cycles of life. Sometimes I'll have weeks where the world bounces joyfully along, and all is easy. Other times I struggle with my own issues and inadequacies, and it takes me a while to get out of my funk.

At still other times, life steps in and changes things. Yesterday my dad had another stroke. He's recovering, and so far he's bounced back to about 80% of his normal. I'm hopeful that he'll recover much of that 20%, but only time will reveal that.

The last couple of weeks I've been preoccupied with Halloween, H and G's trip to the Appalachian Trail, my Arms and Armor class, and various other little things. For some reason, I just wanted to turn within and shut off the world. I tend to do that from time to time, and I always emerge refreshed.

This time I emerged to family crisis. Fortunately, things seem to be working out okay, but it could have been very different. I'm grateful for what I have.

As they say, "Always blessings. Never losses."


  1. Love to you and your family, Camille.

  2. Oh no!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I understand the need to retreat for a while. I get caught up in those cycles too. All the best to your family and a speedy recovery to your dad.

  3. So sorry about your dad, Camille. I know the situation is already complicated, and this must feel like another turn of the screw. Hope you feel like more writing again soon, as we miss you.

  4. Take care of yourself, Camille. And best wishes for your Dad to recover soon.