Friday, January 27, 2012
This left ear! It was cleared up for a few days and now I have my third infection in it! Right ear is okay so far. My doctor is on vacation till next Friday so he wants me to continue meds and vinegar and water washes and I have an appointment Feb. 3rd. I am getting really tired of this! I`m missing church, choir and going places because I don`t want to be out in the weather and make it worse. Hubby and I are going to the mall tomorrow though, to get away from things for a little bit. He has to start working Saturdays soon along with his 50 hour weeks.
I have had my best friend Ellen for going on 20 years and last Saturday she passed away from cancer. She has battled cancer for the last 15 years on and off. I got to see her the day before she died and I am so thankful for that. Hubby took off work and drove me the 3 miles one way to see her. I held her hand and talked to her. Even though she couldn`t talk too much, she heard me and we were together. I had a chance to have closure. Less than 24 hours after we left, we lost her.
I have always called her on Friday nights at 7:30 or 8:00 and we would talk for hours. The last time we talked on the phone was when she got home from the hospital, last Monday. Now my Friday nights are different. I will call her hubby now and check on him and we will talk probably 10 minutes. I am very close with the family and we will continue to be close.
Our friendship started when I picked up a craft magazine that had a pen pal section in it. I was looking for only one pen pal, one perfect pen pal. I picked Ellen, she wrote back. After awhile we started talking on the phone. We lived exactly 3 hours apart and they came to visit us. From then on she said we wern`t pen pals, we were best friends. We visited back and forth 3 or 4 times a year and talked every week. My birthday is August 4 and hers was August 7. We always were together on or close to our birthdays and celebrated together. Birthday will be different this year. I miss her a lot.
What started out as a little magazine article for a pen pal still goes on as a whole family to love!
God has a beautiful special angel with Him now.