Good morning! I got up around 7:20 AM this morning. I decided to sleep in a little bit since I did not get to sleep until around 10:15 PM. I am here today ready to begin my day and I am waiting for my shower gal SSL to come this morning a little after 8 AM – hopefully. My shower gal DK is not going to make it until tomorrow because she is having a procedure done today. She has polycystic kidney Disease (PKD) while I have Glomerulonephritis (CKD). DK and I can relate to kidney disease even though our situations are different. After my shower this morning, DB from IDS will be here from 10 AM for a little while for food prep and some organization. Then, this afternoon I hope to go see NMS wherever she is (hospital or Rock Haven Nursing Home) with our friend JM from church. I feel my day is going to be very busy throughout the day for the first time in a very long time.
The idea of seeing NMS right now is very important to me now even though it is going to be kind of hard. I have known NMS for 19 years and knowing that she has cancer that has metastasized and her time on earth is short. The idea of her leaving family, friends, and neighbors behind is something I did not plan. I have called her “Mom” since I have moved into the building back in March 1998 – 19 years ago. I’ve heard she is in a lot of pain. Can I do this? Even though I wish I did not have to but I want to just in case I do not see her again until Jesus’ second coming and in heaven. I know it is going to be tough but I understand that NMS’ life has been what I have heard from stories she has told and shared through the past few years. She is 83 years old and her faith in God is strong (stronger than mine because she is practically 2x my age).