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All Saints Day....and there is now another one

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Tami died this morning, shortly after midnight. Yes, her boyfriend who took this entire cancer journey with her, got to the hospital in time and was able to say goodbye.

This photo of Nelson and Tami was taken just 2 weeks ago.

There were a couple of other "miracles" of grace that happened there as well, and they will bring comfort to some members of the family.

As if this were not enough to deal with, my Mom (with my Dad until his death 2 years ago) has shared the house with my sister and her husband at their invitation for the past 4 years. The house was bought at my brother-in-law's suggestion, and made possible with the assistance of my parents. It started to get rocky after only one year.

The cancer diagnosis for Tami really caused a shift in my brother in law, and the truth is my Mom (at 87) now has to move. Otherwise my sister will have to choose between her husband or her mother. Some of us were aware this situation was escalating, but my sister has tried her best to be the peacemaker in all of it, but her resources are at an all time low.

This on top of dealing with the loss of Tami must be alleviated. So we are scrambling to find the best scenario for both my Mom and my sister. As the oldest, and being outside of the country, I am trying to help us all find ways to cope with all of this without alienating anyone. I am sharing this, counting on a lot of prayer support in the days and weeks ahead. Have put my Dad and Tami in charge of helping us find a good solution.
Thanks for your prayers.

Tami and her only sibling, Paul, less than a year apart:
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