OK~ Hospice is a wonderful place, but it sure makes me appreciate my life and everything that awaits each of us, upon our departure from this planet. My really, really, good friend's Mother-in-law is currently resting comfortably at Hospice. Geeshhhe....Alzheimer's is a horrible disease, and it's sad to see how this disease seems to rob families of the "wonder" years.
My girlfriend and I are sitting in the room with her, casually conversing. We talked a little bit about the people that had came to see her in the past few days of her life. And we begin to discuss what could be holding her back. Many times people seem to wait to enter those pearly gates until they have taken care of that "one" thing. I looked over at my girlfriend, her eyes got really big, and she said, "Oh My, We've got to find her!"
Here we are- two really, really good friends conversing about life (and death), and the conversation turns to recalling the name of my girlfriend's Mother-in-law's best friend. Once we have determined her name, my girlfriend was on the phone. What a blessing! This woman was so thankful that we had thought of her, called her, and reached out. Now I know that my girlfriend's Mother-in-law did not speak, but I do know she heard every word her best friend said to her.
So......here we are. Two forty something Mom's- talking about life, death, and our own mortality. I said, "Let's hope we aren't in those shoes for several more years!" We laughed, hugged, shed a few tears and realized how blessed we are to know each other. I truly hope through the conversation of two really, really good 70+ year old girlfriend's- a good-bye was a blessing tonight. Two forty something girlfriend's finding peace for two seventy something girlfriends- How cool is that? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?