Everyone knows the movie 'Home Alone', where a young boy gets inadvertently left behind when his family takes off for a European vacation. This past Friday, Linda left for a short four day visit to see our daughter Leah in Marietta, Georgia, and Ginny, my mother-in-law (who now lives with us), left for a two week rendezvous with her sisters and family members in Florida. This meant that yours truly was left HOME ALONE.
I have gotten to be quite self sufficient over the last nine months, and except for a few activities that require significant bending, like putting on socks or tying shoes, I can get by. This past weekend with me home alone was really no big deal and I survived quite nicely, as Tara and Jamie made sure that I was well stocked with food and that I had company during Linda and Ginny's absence. So for all of you that were wondering how this weekend went, no problems!!
I realized that this was the first time Linda and I had been separated since my diagnosis in January of 2010. She has been at my side since that time, sacrificially helping me with every corner of my life. I am so appreciative of her attitude, her servant heart and her unconditional love for me. So although I managed to somehow survive without her, I certainly welcomed my beautiful wife back on Monday afternoon. I love my caregiver!