Thursday, December 05, 2013
Long days yesterday and today - emotions all over the place - hope, joy, love, and kindness to all. Spent the day with Helen - it was a good day for her. Talked to stepbrother - he is making progress but still has a long way to go - been in hospital for 10 days so far and they are starting to remove drains and tubes, but he is still not able to eat anything but ice chips.
Helen is doing really well and still pain-free and in good spirits. She has received cards from the state representative from our district. She also got a phone call from our bishop yesterday. She is really enjoying being surrounded by family and friends.
I just learned a friend of mine has been hospitalized with meningitis, possibly brain-dead and talk of pulling the plug, and now he has pneumonia as well. One of the 6th grade students at our school whose mother is also a teacher has been diagnosed with leukemia and is hospitalized. Three other people I am close to at church are also facing serious health crises. I am tired of hearing bad news. I am really weary.
I am glad to be home tonight.
Sleep well, prayers, blessings, and positive thoughts for all.