We had a busy weekend last week. On Friday when we visited Dad, we found a note on his table that a relative from Virginia is visiting. Although we had an appointment that day, we made sure to make time for it to see the family.
The last time we saw them was during my brother-in-law's funeral so it was a good time this year. Although they were sad to see Dad's health condition is. My father-in-law's health is not doing so well but we are thankful that he is still around.
I just hope that the siblings could come to a decision on what is best for Dad. My husband think that Dad would get a 24/7 care from a home but my SIL thinks that it would kill him if we moved him away from his own home where he lives alone right now. My husband's point is that, Dad can't live alone especially that he can no longer see and the fact that he drinks doesn't help either. My SIL wants us to take turn in taking care of Dad's which I totally understand because I caiome from a collective family where we take care of our parents when they are old, no question asks, that's just how our culture is. But over here, it is different.
I am willing to take care of my FIL 24/7 if he could live with us but having a two bedroom house, my husband does not like the idea. I can't be at his house for long because I also have two kids to care of and my husband is always working,. On his days off, he does his online classes. Right now, no decision is being made and I am afraid that one day, when we visit, Dad would be laying on the floor, lifeless. He is a second father to me and I love him dearly so I want the best for him before he goes. I hope that his kids can set aside their differences and come to a decision. It's hard for me to see when Dad is drunk because it reminds me of my father who passed away because of it. I just wish, they did not start him drinking because now, it is hard to break from it. I can only pray that God will always look after him because we can't be there 24/7.
On the lighter note, after visiting the family, we left early because we had a family pirtrait appointment. One of the family photos will be used for the church directory but we had fun with the pictorial. The photopgrapher was really good, he made you feel very comfortable in front of the camera. We ended up paying one package ($178 and some) although we didn't plan it but we love all the shots so it was a well-spent money.
I took a snap of the two when the photographer was taking shots of them. Will share all the photos when we receive them.
It was a busy day but we were happy to see the family. Here's us with the fur babies when we came home. My buddies are not really keen in taking pictures these days anymore but I tink they would appreciate all these photos when they are adult already and have their own family. I wish my parents could have took pictures of us when we were growing up but we never had family photos so now that I have the means to do it, I take pictures every day, whether they like it or not lol. Thanks for visiting.