“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
“Pooh!” he whispered.
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner
That’s sort of me with Sandy, Sandy with me, and both of us with God. We’ve asked a lot of complicated questions in the past year. But really most everything boils down to just being, and being assured that what and who you love is right there with you.
The disease progresses, and we adapt daily to the changes, and face the challenges of staying comfortable. Doing so is made easier with the caring and attentive hospice personnel, along with the love of family and friends. And, the presence of a new member of the household: Tyson! He is our very own (practically, if not officially) therapy dog, who travelled all the way from Colorado with Sarah. Banjo doesn’t quite know what to make of him, but he should warm up eventually. Both of these furry critters are wonderful, sympathetic companions for Sandy throughout the day and night.