I had to get up early to take lauren and her stuff to kirkland. As Lauren hugged monica (the doctor she had been living with in bham) i was feeling much gratitude toward that wonderful woman that did so much for our family and especially our daughter these last many months. On the way to Kirkland we stopped at home to pick up a few things, one of them being a card from the staff at the womens clinic where mare worked. It had close to $400 in it to help her pay forbooks. I will be eternally grateful to all that have helped us but these people have hearts that are incredible. They clean our house, fix us meals, give us gifts and so much more. It is a testament to the impact Marilyn's precious soul has on those that get to know her.
Lauren will be staying in a on campus apartment with three other girls, one of them being a childhood friend pictured here - kara koenig. Lauren is the independent type and this will be a big adjustment for her. I am so glad she will be surrounded by people of faith during the tough times that are ahead of us all.
Mare had a difficult day yesterday. She did get out to go to the eye doctor to get more contacts. She was very tired and laboured to breathe the rest of the day. She was a little anxious last night and i almost called the hospice nurse. She finally went to bed after our nightime routine of getting her comfortable while listening to the bible on her kindle (thanks aunt mona, that gift has been invalualbe). I kissed her head and she joked that she would gladly scoot over if she could to make room for me :) I took a mental picture of that cute little grin on her face as i wished her a restful and peaceful sleep.