August 29, 2007 – ANOTHER BLOW


Saturday was the Memory Walk and something serious happened that day.  My mom’s sister, my Aunt Kathy, was by our side at the Memory Walk and we had a great day.  But when she got home, she discovered that her husband had collapsed while she was out with us. 

Uncle Jack has now been at the hospital for four days and things don’t look good.  He has been in and out of the hospital a few times this summer but this time things appear much more dire.

So we’re in the midst of yet another family crisis… this time staring death straight in the eye.  I can’t help but wonder what this is doing to my dad’s already-existent thoughts on dying.  And what’s going through my mother’s mind and heart as she and Dad continue to visit their beloved brother-in-law in his hospital bed.  They know their day is coming.  They have to be going through an intolerable amount of emotional stress and personal anguish.  We all are in our own way.  This is a very poignant experience.


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