I posted a week or so ago about my husband and his decision that our marriage was over and how difficult that is for me. It's still difficult but I think I have to take a few moments here and talk about the things that I am grateful for.
I am grateful that I got approved for my long term disability and that they will handle my social security disability application for me.
I am grateful that I will be able to get COBRA coverage for my insurance and that I will be able to pay for it because of my long term disability.
I am grateful for my friend who said that if my husband was that stupid he didn't deserve me anyway.
I am grateful for my doctor who agreed to treat me for the same cost as if I had insurance before I found out that I was going to be able to continue my insurance.
I am grateful for my son-in-law who said "hey, we have an empty bedroom - come live with us" and then said "after all, you're my mom too"
I am grateful for my mother who laughed at my husband. Petty I know but it did make me feel a little better.
I am grateful for my little dog who is my constant companion and loves me no matter what kind of day I am having. (By the way my husband said I can have custody of the dog as long as we are both gone by August 29)
And, the number one thing I am grateful for is my daughter. She is amazing and I am so blessed that not only is she my daughter, she is also my friend. She really wants me to come live with them. She understands all I deal with because until she and her husband moved to Hawaii, she was right here with me through everything. And I mean more than just living in the same house - she has actually been there with me and for me at any time. When I had complications from my surgery last November, she quit her job and flew 4,000 miles to come home and take care of me. For six weeks she took me to the doctor, changed my dressings, packed and unpacked my wound, helped with my IV, and did everything and anything that needed done around the house or running errands. She gave up Christmas and New Years with her husband to be here helping me. And now, since I'm not going to be able to go back to work, and I am continuing to have health problems and my marriage is in pieces, she actually wants me to come live with them. How awesome is that! She says she doesn't care if I live with her the rest of my life. That's not my goal but it is nice to know that she feels that way.
I don't know what I ever did to deserve it all, but I am grateful and I am going to keep my focus on all these wonderful things and people and let my husband worry about the bad stuff. It was his decision after all.
And, my daughter bought my plane ticket to move to Hawaii, and I am leaving on August 26 so I will get to take my dog!!
Just wanted to share the things I have to be grateful for and not just the bad stuff.
Thanks to all of you for being here for me through all of this too! You all are another thing I am grateful for!