I was talking to my mom tonight and she let me know that one of her cousins, Ann, (who is more like an Aunt to me) has entered hospice care. I knew she had been sick with cancer for quite a while but living so far away I’ve been able to pretend it isn’t that bad……that she might get better. Now I realize that won’t happen.
I don’t like being in my thirties now. I can remember when I used to think that was ANCIENT. Now, though, the aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles, church family that I remember from when I was a kid has dwindled. More and more people have fallen to illness or just old age. It really, really sucks.
My heart goes out to Ann and her family. I know this is a horrible time for them. I hope they know that though I am far a way they are still very much in my heart and in my mind.