This week has been physically and emotionally draining for all of us. On Sunday mom made significant changes and we were all encouraged to come to the house so we could say our goodbyes. Then Monday came... then Tuesday, etc, and here we are at Friday morning and we are still blessed with her presence. Although much of her days are spent resting, she occasionally opens her eyes for a few moments and smiles or gives us little kisses. Those moments are priceless to us. We are very torn between wanting to have a few more of those special moments with mom, and wanting her to let go and be free from pain.
As a family we have experienced many different emotions this week. We have also grown even stronger as a family when we sit down to deal with the tough stuff. Friends and family members have been very supportive, as always. Some of us haven't left the house since Sunday but we have special friends who have made sure we always have coffee in the mornings and food throughout the day. Without them, I think it's likely we would forget to take care of ourselves the way we should.
During a good moment on Thursday she wanted to sit up for a few minutes. The sun was setting off of her bedroom balcony so we got her into her wheelchair and opened the blinds so she could sit with her dad and enjoy a special moment. I have attached the photo above. Moments like these are very special to everyone right now.
Thanks again for all of the prayers and well wishes for our family. If you are sending prayers, please pray for strength, closure, and an abundance of love.