Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Ms Fran's daughter is arriving today from New Mexico along with 2 of her granddaughters. One from GA. and the other from FL. Ms. Fran wanted to look nice for their visit so Debra (granddaughter) washed and rolled her hair for her and this morning I brushed it out and sprayed it so she would be all ready for their visit. As you can tell from the photo Fran is no longer smiling. She is only taking bites of food when given her medication. And only very few sips of any liquids during the day. The food, liquids and sleep are the only things she can control. She went from a very active lady to having to have someone feed her, change her, put her to bed, get her up, bathe her, etc. It is not the way Fran wants to live. She has said that the Lord has been to visit her several times the past week and she is going home soon. I think she is waiting to see her daughter and granddaughters. William and I have talked with her other daughters and granddaughters and they know she is wanting to give up life here and move on. Its very hard for them and they even considered putting her into the hospital and having a feeding tube put it. Ms. Fran has a living will and its not something she wants so they agreed to abide by her wishes even though its breaking their hearts. Please keep Fran in your thoughts and prayers that she will have a easy passing. Keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. I know personally how hard it is to say goodbye to parents and know they are going through a lot of emotional, stressful times. Ms. Fran still has her sense of humor and told us this morning she was going to Magnolia. And when ask if she was going looking for a man she replied "I just might do that!". When William asked her a question last night and then kept talking she told him to hush so she could answer him. Made us all laugh including a small one from her. She is telling everyone how much she loves them and thanking them for all they have done. I think Fran is wrapping up things here on earth and looking forward to being with her husband and family members waiting on the other side. She is a very wonderful, kind, loving, devoted, remarkable lady that I am proud to have for a friend and neighbor. I will do everything I can to help her tie up her loose ends and make her comfortable till she begins her next journey.