Day by Day

We seem to have reached the point of taking the hours as they come, and if they collect into a whole 24, then we’re thankful for another day to be together. For Sandy, it’s mostly sleeping, with a few precious moments of interaction with friends and family. For me, it’s lots of little things: seeing to his needs (which are minimal at this point) and basic household chores (again pretty minimal with such reduced activity). I spend a lot of time holding his hand, even when he’s sleeping. ┬áHe still gives mine a big squeeze every time.

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Sarah and Anna arrived on Sunday, from Colorado and Georgia respectively. Josh and Nicole are driving down from New Hampshire today. Jeff Seward, a dear friend from our San Diego days who now is in Florida, flew up yesterday and we enjoyed some precious fellowship in the afternoon as well as this morning. Along with all these blessings, the past week has brought visits from my niece Chiara and her family, my brother Ted, his wife Mary and daughter Emma, and this weekend we look forward to seeing Sandy’s brother Randy and sister Mandy.

Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all these reunions. It has been Sandy’s primary wish to see all our children again – very much a gift considering the widespread geography. The additional visits from family and friends from out of town, as well as those from wonderful friends here in the area, and our good fortune to have had Aaron close by consistently, have truly made our cup to overflow!

P.S. Of course visits aren’t possible for everyone, and I want to acknowledge all the texts, calls and emails that we have received. Everyone has been so kind and supportive. Special thanks also to Peggy and Niki and Krista and Adley for the amazing food so lovingly prepared.

15 Comments

  • Roberta

    08/17/2016

    Thinking of you both and sending love and prayers.

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  • todd and nancy

    08/18/2016

    Oh, Christy! We are praying for you throughout each day! Many times, Todd says to me, “I just want you to hold my hand”, and so we do just that. Our Lord holds us as we hold each other, and He holds us all as we hold one another up in prayer. Please know that we love you all!

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  • Pattie

    08/18/2016

    I wish I hadn’t read this during my lunch. I will take a few extra minutes today to fix my face, and be grateful that Sandy is surrounded by those that mean the most to him. Profoundly. Peacefully.

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  • Glenn Powell

    08/18/2016

    Its a difficult journey but you are reflecting the Lord’s glory in it. Sending hugs and our love and prayers to you all. Love Marvin and Glenn Powell

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  • lois marsh fagan

    08/18/2016

    Christy, I was a friend of Sandy`s many years ago, we attended the summer programs at the South Shore Conservatory during high school years. It seems Sandy has received many blessings in his life, especially you….. I am a long term care nurse, so I understand what you are dealing with…not easy…I just wanted to tell you that I am so happy that he has had someone so special by his side all these years and especially now. I have always thought of him whenever I have heard `Greensleeves`, he may not remember, but we worked at getting that one down! Good thoughts and Prayers for you both , I remember him fondly….stay strong, Lois Marsh Fagan

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  • Judy Harper

    08/18/2016

    Much love to you and your family, CHRISTY…

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  • Aunt Ellyn

    08/19/2016

    God Blesses you this day.. I am grateful to witness the love you exude…it gives me hope for this orld and its infinite possibilities. My thoughts are with you. Love Aunt Ellyn

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  • Valerie Kravette

    08/22/2016

    Sending you love and energy….

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  • Bill & Linda

    08/23/2016

    God has you, Sandy, and you, Christy, cradled in His Hands; and we know that He will never leave you nor forsake you. Loving and praying continually for both of you.

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  • Lynn

    08/24/2016

    Christy, additional love and energy from me, it is so great that you have lfamily near you in this critical time. We are all thinking of all of you on the west coast….

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  • Donna and Jesse

    08/24/2016

    Dear Sandy and Christy,
    You are on my mind all the time. I pray for peace and rejoice in the knowledge that your family is having these days and hours together. 2 Timothy 1:12 keeps coming into my mind all the time and I think it is for both of you (and me!). We fight the good fight, but only with His love and support. Much Aloha, Donna and Jesse

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