I spent some time over the weekend cleaning out the binder we store our information for Bil in. It had been a long time since we had cleaned it out, and there was a lot of out of date paper we got rid of.
That binder holds a lot - nearly 15 years of advocacy, dating back to 2003. Our work on behalf of my developmentally disabled brother in law, Bil, actually goes back longer than that.
Phone calls. Emails. Brochures and handouts from meetings.
Some of the documents from the journey my husband underwent to gain guardianship of Bil.
Much of it obsolete now. Much of it thrown out. Others, still valid after all these years. It makes me weary, just to think of it.
All of that brought us to where we are now. Still so much up in the air.
Perhaps it will be like that until we are all a distant memory, a blip in the history of the world.
The more things change, the more they remain the same.