A chapter has closed. Another one is ready to be written.
I stare at the blank pages of today, ready to be written on.
My mother in law and developmentally disabled brother in law now (as of yesterday) live about two miles from us. We, and my sister in law and her significant other, with help from several family members (you know who you are, and I thank you once again) survived the downsizing and moving process. My mother in law and the brother in law I call "B" have arrived, and spent the first night in their new home last night.
I can not put myself into the heads of my mother in law or brother in law. My brother in law has autism, and this process has been hard for him, perhaps harder than for any of us. He just doesn't show it in the same way.
My mother in law is still recovering from heart valve replacement surgery. She is trying to gain strength and health back. It is a battle, at her age.
We all have a lot of adjusting to do. Mother in law and "B" must adjust to a new area, a new home, and apartment living.
We must adjust to them being two miles away and not 150.
It will be a "process".
Now the REAL work begins. We all have to take it one day, maybe one hour, at a time.
Wish us all luck. We are all going to need it.