I had a nice mother's day. My in laws are in town for a celebration we're having (6 month birthday for Luca, and a belated wedding reception for us). I love my mother in law. In fact, I completely forgot about my own mother. :/ We ate pancakes for supper and drank beer in the back yard, along with some wonderful friends who popped in to visit briefly from NC. It was nice. I sent my mom a belated card today.
Abra, I'm sorry to hear about your dh. I have a dear friend who suffers with bipolar, and it has been tough at times for him. At one point, he had an extended mania, and he was terrified he would not make it through the resulting depression. He found reiki treatments to help him. It's by no means better than meds, but it helped him come off his extreme mania and into depression lite. He really has struggled with it, especially also with alcoholism. His heart was near failure and so he finally quit drinking, and since then, he's been doing a lot better. I'm glad you are getting some help around the house and with your kids. I think the serenity prayer is helpful-just getting through one day at a time (hour, minute). Also, knowing that when he comes out of it, he'll be a different person, and hopefully he can find some meds that will help.