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Wordless Wednesday – Missing Fall with LINKY

My mother is in the hospital. She has been for a while now. A few weeks. She is not doing well but hanging in there.

My days are filled with countless visits to the hospital. Shuttling the kids back and forth to school plus their activities. Scouts. Gymnastics. Sports. All of it.

I am on autopilot. I am exhausted. I am constantly on the verge of tears because of stress and my inability to do everything.

Today after passing  my husband like a ship in the night (he arrived home from work to take over kid duties so I could head back to the hospital without kids this time), I walked outside to this:

I took this one as I was pulling away from the house. I just noticed when putting it up here that my husband is in it, staring at me as I left. That makes me even sadder. I am not sure that I noticed:

I love Fall. I got married in the Fall. I LOVE the changing leaves. The cooling weather. I love everything about it.

I am missing Fall. Or rather it is passing me by because there is no time to stop and enjoy it.

But today, I wanted to grab a rake, rake up the biggest pile of leaves and just jump right in. I wanted to be a kid again, if only for a few minutes.

Instead I headed off the hospital. I did snap one more camera phone pic at the end of my street. It looked like it was raining leaves:

Man I love the colors!

way from the house. I just noticed when putting it up here that my husband is in it, staring at me as I left. That makes me even sadder. I am not sure that I noticed:

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  1. I’m so sorry about your mom. Praying that she’ll get well soon.

    Great pics!
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  2. Casey

    I am sorry to hear about your mom. Hang in there! Sending you a pile of leaves to jump in.
    .-= Casey´s last blog ..I cooked AND he liked it! =-.

  3. Great Shots, it was a lot of fun being little and having time to jump into the leaves. I wish I had time to do that. too
    .-= Louise´s last blog ..She’s Got Air Wordless Wednesday =-.

  4. I’m sorry your mom isn’t doing so well. It’s hard being on autopilot sometimes. I hope you get some time to rake those leaves and jump in them, you need it. ((HUGS))
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..Swanson’s Great Stuffing Debate 50 Visa Giveaway =-.

  5. All our leaves are leaving. The snow is so close. I can smell it!

  6. Prayers that your mom is well soon. And that you get a chance to take a nice long break and enjoy the weather before the snow flies in your area.
    .-= Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails´s last blog ..Thankful =-.

  7. Sometimes life just passes us by without us even noticing it…
    We dont have fall where I am, its summer year round. I really miss the fall colors.
    .-= Mrs. Marine´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Marine Corp Ball! =-.

  8. Larry H

    I’m sorry to hear about your Mom.. I hear you about the passing of Fall. It is my favorite season and it just flew by with no time to stop and enjoy it.

  9. I’m so sorry things are so stressful right now. I hope you can find a few minutes to take in the fall and take a breath.

  10. Sam

    I’m sorry you are having such a rough time. I think you should jump in the leaves! Maybe it would relieve some tension.

  11. Rachel

    Awww, honey— so sorry that everything is stressful right now and that your mom isn’t doing well.


  12. Rob

    jumping in the leave would be fun. I hope your mom gets better soon!

    Happy WW!

  13. i hope things start to slow down for you a bit so you can jump out of autopilot right into those leaves

    I pray your mother gets better in time for the holidays

  14. feefifoto

    The older I get the more these lovely times seem to fly by.
    .-= feefifoto´s last blog ..Wordless Kind Of Wednesday =-.

  15. dang – get raking!
    I hope your mom is feeling better soon.

  16. I’m sorry about your mother! May she be out and better soon! Thanks for linking up with Of Such is the Kingdom today!

  17. Visiting from Natural Parents Network!

    I am so sorry for your hard times right now. Don’t forget to take care of YOU. You can’t take care of everyone else unless you take some care of you, too.

    It would probably surprise you how much energy you might get from taking a few minutes to rake and jump into those leaves! It could be exactly what you need and quite the stress reliever, if only for a few minutes.

    My thoughts are with you. Virtual hugs to you, hon.
    .-= Momma Jorje´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- November Photos =-.

  18. Lauren @ Hobo Mama

    I’m so sorry to hear how much stress you’re under. I’m glad you found at least a few quiet moments to see and appreciate the leaves, since in some times of life, that’s the best we get. I hope things become more stable for you and your mother soon.
    .-= Lauren @ Hobo Mama´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Early snowfall =-.

  19. Hi Stacie,

    I am so sorry for all the trials you have been facing. I hope your Mom gets better soon and that you are able to rest.

    Just like the Fall season with the falling of the leaves and the changes in our surroundings, we must also go through changes as well. This too will pass and you will reach those sunnier and brighter days. Till then, I hope you take some time to enjoy the small pleasures around you. Do as @Momma Jorje say, rake, form piles, and jump in the leaves. Control what you can, taking some pleasures where ever you find them, leave all else in God’s hands. He’s better able than us.
    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I will keep you in my prayers. *Hugs*
    .-= Ms. Latina´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- The Climb =-.

  20. Great fall pictures you posted here. I love the sights.:-) I hope your mom is okay. Don’t worry too much. Just relax.:-)

  21. Sorry to hear about your mom. Being in the hospital is definitely no fun for everyone. I hope she is okay.

    As for Fall, I LOVE it too! Each season does have its benefits… 🙂
    .-= Stefani´s last blog ..Giveaways Galore – 11-27 Edition =-.

  22. Beeb Ashcroft

    Oh Stacie, I am so sorry. It’s so difficult to have a sick loved one, and then when you are in the caregiver role of running from work to school to the hospital, then back home to start the cycle all over again, it’s so difficult. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help when you can and try to grab any extra moments you can to take care of yourself – that’s critical. Big hugs.

  23. Fall is slowly going away. I am so sorry you have so much on your plate! Sending hugs and well wishes for your Mom and family!
    .-= Brandy´s last blog ..Enter to win Giveaways &amp List your giveaway =-.

  24. I am sorry to hear about your mom. I hope that you are able to slow down and catch your breath soon!

  25. So terribly sorry to hear about your mom. I can only imagine how overwhelming it all feels just now. Sending you love and healing energy, for all of you!

  26. Angie Appoo

    Ahhh, what a really sad and touching post. I hope you got to enjoy Fall if even for one day. Fall is beautiful, it is my favorite season.

  27. ellen

    Hoping that all is well now!

    Sometimes the best medicine IS raking those leaves up, jumping in and for a moment forgetting troubles & having joy. Just brief amounts of joy will do wonders!

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