Medicare honored our appeal, and is continuing to permit my mom to stay put and continue to receive physical therapy. This buys us a few weeks, and hopefully my mom will get stronger and improve. It isn’t a permanent solution, but it surely is a welcome oasis! I am so grateful for the support and prayers that all of my friends here have offered to me, and the ongoing prayers for my mom. Thank you so much. Your prayers have sustained me and continue to buoy me.
On Sunday, my cousin’s husband died. He had been diagnosed with end stage liver cancer and stomach cancer about a week before he died, so my cousin, her kids, her siblings and all of us cousins are stunned. I will get the glorious chance to be with that group of cousins as we lay him to rest on Saturday. We will come together and remember him. We will support each other, and connect. Those strengthening loving moments of being together will build memories for her and all of us–and those memories will sustain her and the rest of us.
These life challenges of late have been a bit of a marathon. But The love and support of friends and family, and the grace and love from God, have all helped me to stay out of despair. Today there have been moments of lightheartedness and silliness. . . and then today I saw this.: “If you want to win anything–a race, your self, your life — you have to go a little berserk”. So as I gather with some of my cousins this weekend, we may all go a little berserk—knowing that our ever present love for each other is some of the best stuff of life.
Again, I am grateful for your prayers, support, and advice….thank you so very much.