Monday, January 3, 2011

Holding Vigil

Mother is in her last hours.....or it could be days? We don't really know, but she could pass at any time.

It's been hard to watch her linger. And we felt we needed to tell certain people the severity of the situation. Unfortunately, she wouldn't allow us to tell any of her friends how seriously ill she was until now. As a result they are appearing at her home to visit with her, while she is unable to visit, but responsive enough to let her children know she is not happy with all the attention and visitors. We've had to devise a way of steering folks away from coming, encouraging them to cut their visits short when they do, and talk softly. They deserve to grieve for her, and to tell her goodbye in their own way, but it's not what she wanted.

We children are exhausted, but can't and won't leave her for long. We are thankful for the hospice care she is receiving, the outpouring of love her friends and family are showing, the delicious food brought, and the knowledge that we may not know the hour of her passing, but God does and has a plan.

Please keep us in your prayers.


Anonymous said...

I'm praying for all of you Belinda! Love you!
Carol Dollar
My family loved the pie, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Erin said...

thinking and praying for you and all of your family.

Mariliz's Musings said...

Belinda, sending prayers and strength your way. I just lost my Mom a few weeks ago, it was a difficult time.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Praying for y'all! Love you!