It’s been another family filled weekend! It seems like pretty much since mid July we’ve had family visiting or staying over every week! No wonder I’m feeling run down!
My husbands uncle isn’t doing so well these days and about a week ago, his family (the uncles) called to ask if Chris could spend the weekend looking after his uncle while they went out of town to a wedding.
Chris was up for the task, but we knew his uncles health was failing and I wasn’t sure if my husband really knew what he’d just agreed to! I mean taking care of a person who needs just about everything done for them is taxing and stressful. As it turns out his uncles daughter didn’t feel all that great about leaving her father for the weekend either so my husband and his cousin decided to take care of him together.
As things go in my husbands family the plan changed and his cousin and her husband did the main care taking duties over the weekend. In the meantime though … my husbands mother and another aunt decided to come down for a visit (and to see the sick uncle). So I’ve had a houseful of in-laws all weekend.
As I’ve mentioned over the last few weeks my Crohn’s has really been acting up so I didn’t go with the gang to visit Chris’ uncle (for hours and hours at a time!) as my stomach was just hurting too much.
Chris and I are going to go for a visit this evening though – just the two of us … more my style anyways.
Now that the weekend is just about over and Chris’ mother and aunt have returned home I think it’s safe to say that we’ll be relative free for a few weeks! I hope! Of course, if Chris’ uncle gets sicker that may not hold.
Have you had a busy “family” summer too? How do you handle it?