Sunday, July 19, 2009

So Much Stuff

Today my mind is aswirl with so much stuff.

Our friend who has had the heart transplant is not recovering, and the final days as she is moved to a hospice type situation are upon us. If you don't have a living will/Advanced Directive, do so! Gloria is just in her 40s so it really can happen and having your clear instructions as to what YOU want takes so much of the burden and potential disagreement off the family members. It still isn't easy carrying those instructions out when part of everyone wants to hope, but at the same time no one wants to see a slow and painful lingering in a limbo state for anyone.

I've been so glad to see my friend from GA finally be able to get up 'north' and see our mutual friend.Right now everyone seems to have Big Issues in our lives that make the simple plans more complicated than they ordinarily are. It's always so good to have another person make the hospital visit and then compare what we see to what we think and feel. We know, absolutely know, that God has a plan that we don't always see. That allows us to have trust that no matter how it seems, things are working out as they should be. At the same time, we don't have to minimize the pain and sorrow this current situation causes us.

Then we have our granddaughter in AZ. Now the doctors feel there is aplastic anemia AND something else...but they don't know what the something else is, yet. Sigh. I know this is devastating to Bekah's parents because a 90day treatment was supposed to start last night. For the first time, they were saying that Bekah is not in good spirits. What must if feel like to be so little, 5 yrs old, and not know why your bones are sick, and just not feel good at all. A day and a week are so long when you're little. Bekah's parents have a strong faith, but it hurts to hear them talk about being grateful for the time they have had as a family, knowing that they have looked at the possibility that it won't be for that much longer.

Betwixt it all, I am trying to keep my mind occupied with the digital classes I have taken. The two are now over but it's so great that the videos and other stuff are on line till there's no more net! So I leave you with that quote...Life itself is reason for joy.

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