Sunday, August 31, 2008

10 second update

Took days to move Jack's mom from one hospice jurisdiction to another.

Now we're at the one nearby, preparing for her to be here.

It's up to the docs. I hope she stays there as long as they'll let us. Beautiful, clean, quiet. We're worn out but like the option of tag-teaming staying there round the clock.

We're tired, sore throats. She's comfortable, declining, but still her personality comes through. Mind sharp as a tack, but preoccupied with dealing with the disease.

We feel surrounded by love and thank you for all your notes and prayers...true friends!! Thank you so much for every word and thought

I go to wash things and sleep and head on back.

I know it's a natural process, but I hate seeing precious ones/things die. When I look at her as she sleeps, I think of the worlds that will die with her, never to be inhabited again. How many worlds we inhabit in this life, though we like to think it's just one. Our universes intersect each other. I'm glad there is God, because the entirety of all those moments we call life deserve to be witnessed in full and savored, and He gathers them all...only He is big enough.

I am finite.

We so briefly touch something we cannot hold.


Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Hopefully it will be easier on you now; maybe you will get a little more rest. Watching someone in the final days of their life on this earth will certainly make you stop and think. What a blessing to love and be loved by someone so dear. Take care and rest, I know you are exhausted...Nola

P~ said...

Robbyn, I'm so sorry I've taken so long to send my well wishes for you and your family. I read you regularly through a feed, and have so little time to "get out" and actually visit sites. (I like the blog face lift btw.)
I hope all is going well for you all. Make sure to take care of you too OK. We're no good to anyone if we run ourselves ragged.

Christina said...


My prayers are with you and Jack always. I also pray that your mother in law with make this transition for this world to the next with as much peace and dignity as possible. You are an honorable women to accept this burden. I know that Jack appreciates you more than you know. Take care.

Laurie said...

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts, Robbyn, hope things will now go as well as they can.

sugarcreekstuff said...

You write so beautifully. Sending good thoughts to you and your family.