Thank you so much for your prayers. Things have calmed down a bit, I guess. I shared my concerns about my mother with her doctor's office manager. We talked on Thursday. She said she'd talk to the dr. who I should probably name however I don't want a libel suit against me. However, I didn't hear from the manager on Friday. I'll try to reach her next week.
My father continues to insist this third party relationship was not physical. I'm actually starting to believe him. I think it was a close, albeit inappropriate friendship. No one is to say what's unacceptable to any person/spouse. But I think my father was driven to talk to someone sympathetic. Either way, my parents are not good for one another right now.
I had lunch with my father yesterday. He said he appreciated that I and one of my siblings had taken his side in this. :) I said emphatically, we're not taking anybody's side (other than God's). Everybody's a sinner and both he and my mother have made mistakes and created problems. So, I told him not to take that attitude that he's in the right and she's in the wrong.
My dad's seeing a doctor on Monday to make an initial assessment of his cognitive abilities. I guess I'm dismayed that my parents are having problems of this nature at a relatively young age. Their parents were just have kinda similar problems between 10 and 5 years ago. So, not hardly a generational gap. I thought I'd have at least another 10-15 years before I had to deal with elder care issues.
I'm very impressed that my brothers and sisters have all taken significant action. We all finally agree for the first time in our lives. I'm happy about that.
My husband gave notice yesterday and will start his new job in two weeks. He told his parents last night and they were concerned about the "stability" of this new job. Heck, what's stable anyway these days? We're meeting in the middle tomorrow for brunch and his brother is at the family home so right now, the four of them are cozy together. I'll let them have their nuclear family this weekend.
My school is going OK. Keeping up with everything alright so far. I am thinking about contesting the writing exam requirement since I've already written eight papers and did the first two with a perfect score so why do I need to take a $35 test? What a joke.
All in all I'm feeling pretty happy. Just because things in life are bad on a relative basis, I think there's a lot you can be positive about. So, I'm positive. I'm grateful for the pain because so far, I and we have always emerged. And God continues to bless me in incredible ways. I'm thankful today.