It's been a very stressful week for my family and especially for my wife. The stress test, as far as we know, has come out fine. Her father had to make a trip to the emergency room Friday night. We had just been over there, as my mother in law needed to go shopping. Mrs74 took her mother to the grocery store and I stayed and kept her dad company. After having supper with them we went home, as we had at that point, a very stressful week.
A little bit later, I was on the phone talking racing with my older brother and also getting an update on his health, which isn't all that good. My mother in law beeped through. Kathy's dad was being taken to the emergency room. His defibrillator had gone off. He had gotten a new one this past summer, and this one was more powerful. I later told him that it more cold cranking amps.
Eddie, my FIL, was admitted and had his meds adjusted. He was discharged this afternoon.
Now my wife and mother in law are very exceptional women. Kathy has taken care of our three, my nephew, whom we took custody of after my older sister passed away in 1997, my brother who passed away earlier this year, my sister, who is mentally handicapped, and her parents when they need assistance.
My mother in law is a great example of a Proverbs 31 woman. She has taken good care of her family and now tends to her husband's needs. She always finds enough in herself to be there when he needs it. She doesn't drive, so when needed we come over to take her to market. Sometimes I'm the one to drive her and she will let me know some of her frustrations. I listen, which is all she wants anyone to do. I did the same for my mother when my dad was in failing health.
To watch my mother in law is to see the living definition of meekness, which is power under control. She tends to her husband's needs and is there to understand his frustration, as he has always been the one in control and is having problems dealing with the fact that he has to relinquish control at times. He's had a good woman at his side for almost 53 years now and she continues to give him her all.
My wife has a bit of both her parents in her.