My husband's beloved Aunt is being put into home Hospice care. She was winning her battle with cancer, we thought, but has suddenly taken a turn for the worse. I first met the rest of Bill's family at her house for Thanksgiving about a month after meeting Bill's parents and siblings. So I have known her and her family for over 20 years. We kept up the tradition of Thanksgiving at Aunt Mary's house up until about 10 years ago when we all moved off Long Island. My husband plans to go down to say good bye. The family has asked that visitors be limited.
Of course this brings up some tough memories for me. I sent a message of love and support to her daughter Stephanie, with whom I have been very close. God, I know what this torment is like.
God Bless You, Aunt Mary.