Breaking Bread


Sunday visitors were not quite as thick, but definitely full of quality. Mum’s sister and niece are here. (They went with Jake after visiting mum. They aren’t used to sitting around like I am, plus they were still on Minnesota time! She will house them and now they know how to get to and from her place and the hospital) One of mom’s other visitors this week brought her flowers. It took til Sunday for the staff to discover the arrangement included stargazer lilies. Which are posted on the wall next to the elevator as bad presents to bring. (To be fair, the person who brought them wouldn’t have been able to match the flower on the wall to the closed buds. I took them to the car and will have Jake remove them to her house later) I even had a visitor of my own! TnT brought me 2 Diet Pepsi’s and hugs.
But, the visit that brought me to tears was after one of mom’s good friends prayed for mom and said it was ok to let go when you are this tired. (I’ll probably repeat this elsewhere) Mum’s Pastor came and I asked if mum could have communion. It’s a sacrament mum has missed. The young lady rallied (She’s fresh out of school!) and found grape juice and crackers. She dipped a bit of cracker in the juice, prayed, and wiped it across mum’s lips. It fell, but mom tasted the juice and that was enough. It was beautiful. For a small breath of time a hollow of peace surrounded the three of us.
This afternoon mum got a catheter and is breathing so hard, it hurts to hear her. She is moaning a great deal. She’s also not had more than a sip of water since last night. I don’t know how much more her poor body can take.

15 thoughts on “Breaking Bread

  1. My dear, I am sending you so many hugs, kisses, and thoughts your way. I am rooting for you and your family. It can’t be easy to go through all of this. Just know that I am always here if you need to vent, need someone to make you laugh, or if you need a shoulder to lean on.



  2. Beloved, this is some journey, isn’t it? You are incredible, you have been incredible all the way through. You continue to amaze me, sweet lady. I am praying for you and your family daily and feel the energy slowly changing for you all. I can sense that, despite the tiredness, you are calm and serene too. The communion for your mom was beautiful. I wonder if you have any idea how truly strong you are? Your power is like sparkling diamonds after the rain when the sun breaks through the clouds in heavenly rays of light, you are ablaze with light and I am sending you more light to help keep you going. My love and prayers are with you, Kris. xxx

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  3. Kris, I think what you are doing goes above and beyond the call of a normal dutiful daughter. My encouragement to you would be in the words from the lyrics from Hey Jude;

    …”anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain
    Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders
    For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool
    By making his world a little colder”…

    You are a beautiful person and I am certain that any one out there will agree that the most attractive part of you is your heart.

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