Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Enso House Hospice...

I went and spent the day with Mike yesterday. I got there and he was up and sitting in front of the fireplace that is out of this world beautiful!! They built a fire just for him. HE was comfortable sitting there, and there was a nice comfy wing back chair for me to sit in, so I got out my knitting and sat. Mike fell asleep sitting up, so it was just me and the silence all around except for the popping of the fireplace. I think it was as therepudic for me as for anybody.

Mike woke up and wanted to go to his room, so we relocated to his room, where he promptly fwell asleep again, and I sat in the big soft rocker and knitted away...a bird feeder right out the window on my right. The view there was so calming, and peaceful, and the rythmic breathing of My Baby Brother gave me peace. He was not in pain, and was resting comfortably. I hope with all my heart that it stays like this until the end.

Phyllis has the watch today, and I will go back tomorrow. I stay until time to go swimming, and then leave. Yesterday I was looking forward to that swim. I was a bit dismayed because the water was so cold, but I swam for 40 minutes until the "ladies of the rowing club" decided that my lane was the best place to practice. ARRRRRGHHHHHH!!!! Bitches! I needed the swim, as I felt like someone had hammered me down to 5'8" from my normal 6'1". The tension between my shoulder blades was horrible.

It is snowing today, BEAUTIFUL on the grass and trees and just warm enough that it melts on the roads! Hey what better kind of snow can you ask for! Should turn into rain by this afternoon.

Well I have things to do and places to go, so I will stop for today...Pray for a quick and peaceful end for Mike please.

11 comments:

Brenda said...

Hang tight Miz Mary lou.
Thinking about y'all.

Donna said...

I'm so Sorry Mary Lou....praying for you all...HUG

Rain said...

It sounds like a beautiful place if one has to go through such. I also hope he doesn't suffer with this, and am grateful such hospices exist.

edt said...

Hang in there Mary Lou...regards

Sally said...

Prayers continue here for all of you. (HUGS)

Anonymous said...

Sounds beautiful Mary Lou. You say Mike was new in his faith, but even new in his faith gives him a chance in Paradise. I know your faith journey has been shakey, but even you are at peace with your thoughts when you know that Mike will be in a better place where there is no suffering and only beauty.

CJ said...

I remember my Daddy during that time and wanting him to stay with me forever, but wanting peace for him too. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you... waiting for the end, as you eloquently phrased it, can be the hardest.

(((((hugs))))) ly bunches, praying for peace.

Carla said...

I pray daily for your brother. I'm glad he's where he is. The hospice sounds like a beautiful, peaceful place.

keewee said...

Every day I think of Mike and his family. I am glad that he is in such a beautiful peaceful environment. As usual, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.If you need anything, just give me a call.
Jenn

Joan said...

Consider it done.

Anji said...

It must be a cofort to all of you to know that he is in such a lovely place. Lots of love to you all.