Yep, we're still here. All of us. Including my darling mumsey.
She is on a gently sloping plateau these days. Getting a little worse but not a lot worse. Losses in cognition and physical abilities and stamina, but her will is strong and she is not done living. I am grateful for that.
I am still spending every morning at the parents' house ~ well, actually, right now it's only six days a week because my dad stays awake on Sunday mornings to watch football.
I am extremely grateful to my employers for letting me work whatever hours I can for as long as this lasts. And to my team of excellent coworkers for covering for me when I am not there.
I have a lot to be grateful for, in spite of this terrible disease.
I just have to remind myself of that from time to time.
Because there are many days when I just want to cry. And, when I get a minute to myself, I do. But, then I have to pick myself back up and carry on. Because that's what we do, right?
There's a beautiful sunset right now, outside my office window. Might as well be grateful for that too.
And for my friends, both RL and virtual who keep letting me know that I am in their thoughts. Thank you.