Thank you for the lovely comments about my soap box family album. You are very kind, all of you. :)
This is a little update on my mother. She is now under in-home hospice care. We are a bit overwhelmed at the rapid decline she has experienced, but she is in very good, caring hands. Just not all the time.
My brothers and sisters are coming to spend time with her, travelling from all over the country. I'm glad.
Please forgive me if I don't post for a while. I've been trying to make things as light as possible here but, right now, things are not light. Instead, things are full of giving medications, breathing treatments and oxygen, coaxing her to eat, helping her to the bathroom, making her laugh, being patient when she gets frustrated and angry, helping her live.