Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mom

My brother called me this morning. He said mom wasn't able to swallow anything yesterday and we have to make some decisions. He wanted to know what was my sense of what she would want. We both agreed that she would not want extreme interventions. And that she is ready. So they'll just keep offering her food and liquids and let her decide. Apparently she ate porridge quite well this morning. She even seemed hungry after yesterday. Now she is sleeping again.


Life is heartbreakingly short, and we don't realize it till the end. Perhaps that is a grace.




21 comments:

  1. Well, it IS a grace.
    May her time on this earth end with grace as well, with comfort and with peace.
    Ah, the beautiful love in that picture.
    I am thinking of you and your mother with her fierce spirit, ready to go on to whatever awaits.

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  2. Oh, my. I'm speechless. Thinking of you, your mom, and your family.

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  3. I'm holding you in my heart, Sis.
    -Nancy

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  4. Hugs to you and your mom. I hope you are right about that grace.

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  5. How wrenching this is to read, how very beautiful the two of you are in that picture, and how precious every moment is. Peace to your dear mother and to you and your family.

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  6. I am sorry that you are going through this, It's a beautiful picture of you and your mom.

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  7. Thinking about you.

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  8. Praying comfort for you, your mom and the rest of your family. Stay blessed.

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  9. Holding your hand and feeling thankful for being introduced to your mom and your Aunt Winnie (my fellow Sept. 7 baby) through this blog. Love is indeed the what, my sister.

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  10. Thinking of you and your family. Grace and Mercy

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  11. This is how my father's last days were. He stopped swallowing. We took him home from the hospital where he wanted to be. I'm thinking of you and your family and wishing peace for your mother.

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  12. I am holding you and your mom and your whole family in my heart. I am wishing for grace and dignity for her. There always has been and always will be so much love.

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  13. I was thinking about you all day today, and I hadn't even read this post. I will be thinking about you all day tomorrow, too. Sending you love and comfort.

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear that news. I suppose we wouldn't be able to live our lives as comfortably as we do if we were constantly aware of life's brevity. You and your mom are both so fortunate to have each other, and all the others in your family as well.

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  15. I'm so sorry, dear Angella. And I'm sorry you have to make these decisions. You and your mother are in my heart.

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  16. Thinking of you. Sending hugs and love, always.

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  17. I am so grateful that you have written about your mother here in this gentle way. It balances out what I'm feeling now in ways I can't even begin to explain. I come here for the right color and the right way the way things should be done. I am such a beginner. Thank you.

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  18. You have been on my mind and I came to check. Peace and Grace and Rest.

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  19. dear angella, all my love to you.

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