Mom has started hospice care today, something that I had experienced with a neighbor that wanted to pass at home from cancer. He didn’t want to give up and let hospice come, so Althea and I were pretty much the hospice. He was beyond the pain of the medicine we had to give him and I plead with him that hospice could regulate this problem for him (he really didn’t get it and really had no plans on checking out). When they finally did come he lasted a day and half, and was never conscious again. I really miss my cantankerous old friend.
Mom has been in a state of “the light is on but nobodies home” for over a decade, but she has always been happy with a smile and has always seemed to know us. Those who knew how alive and outwardly eccentric she was, were lifted by her presence. She was always in awe of clouds and this past year I’ve been photographing them with her in mind. I hope in these coming days I can get an awesome sunset in honor of a beautiful mom.