Wednesday, March 21, 2007

sending love to essie

Just found out that my aunt Essie's husband died this morning. She is battling Alzheimer's...I got to spend a lot of time with her this past spring, and I've been writing to her just about every week since then. Lawrence meant the world to her after she was diagnosed...he was devoted to her, visiting her often, even though he was in his late 90s and couldn't get around easily. He always brought her flowers, chocolate, some sort of treat when he came; she looked forward to his visits and asked about him often.

She is still aware enough to understand what is happening, and is devastated...she is going to be staying with Mom and Dad for a few days, and Dad said the family is planning to gather at their place to give her their love and support.

My heart is breaking for her...

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