Today is the last day of 2020!
This past year has certainly brought it's challenges. But, we survived yet another year of Covid and the trials that it brings. I was feeling pretty well about the new year coming along. Things had to get better but they certainly aren't starting out that way.
As the saying goes, "When it rains it pours."
The day after, my Susan came down with it. Her situation is so difficult already having Owen with her for nearly two years. He was living in a residential home until Covid and once he got back home he begin to experience more severe psychosis along with the autism he has dealt with all his life. It has been a nightmare for the entire household dealing with that 24/7.
I have just been blown away (and so has Susan) with an Instagram post that she did on her struggles. She seldom is open about the worst part of things and even though she just scratched the surface of how hard it is, hundreds of people commented on how happy they were that she put a face on how extremely difficult dealing with a child with severe autism is and that now they did not feel alone. Autism Speaks asked permission to share it and you can see it Here. If you know someone with autism I suggest that you take a look at it.
Those of us here in Virginia (along with son, Michael, who came up from Alabama) went to my granddaughter's for Christmas Day. We missed seeing her mother-in-law, Emma. Yes, she has Covid. As of now, she is in ICU, stable and we are hoping for the best.
And, yesterday I got a call that my 96 year old sister had fallen, broke her pelvis, her spine and has respiratory failure and is in ICU. She is over 700 miles away!