Wednesday January 1 2020

Waking up at 10:45 a.m.


Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Strawberries, Maple Syrup, and Almond Milk. English Breakfast Tea.


Ana and I gear up to see mom at the hospice, her first day there really. As soon as we walk in there’s a gathering of people – Ana’s mom, husband, Jeremy, and my dad (he drove all the way up from Goldsboro to see her). There’s so much more life in her face today it’s crazy different. Her voice is audible and she’s being herself with all her humor intact. Also, she’s been eating a lot of real food and not having an issue swallowing as much.



We experience a lot of heartfelt moments of crying, laughter, and reminiscing. I brought some old photos to share and bring up memories.

Sometimes I sit here and think of all the beautiful memories I have,” she says in slow increments.


Dad, Ana, and I go to Panera Bread to use up one these gift cards I have and bring back a late lunch: Tuna Salad Sandwich with Tomato Soup and Baguette. We brought mom something too. We continue spending time with her and many other people pop in to visit. I set up one of the pianos and serenade mom while she rests.


Back home with Ana. We settle in and take care of ourselves. Eating some leftovers for dinner.



My mind continues to be burdened with heavy thoughts about mom.


Sleep early on around 2:30 a.m.

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