Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday September 26th

I was mares night angel last night. Mare did not know that angels snore. She was up several times for different things including trying to get me to shut up.

Tab and Madison came over this am. For those that dont know, Tab is my sister in law and Maddie my niece. Mare had a little leak in her feeding tube so we spent the morning fixing that and changing her sheets. Madison wanted to lotion mares feet. She did so for at least 45 minutes. Mare was in heaven.

Mare had a good day. Looked good and in good spirits. You would never know she is involved with Hospice. We had a nice visit from Patti Shanader and her son anthony. We laughed a lot. She started the methadone today. Very low dose and it seemed to go ok.

The sisters participated in the ALS seattle walk today and came up afterward. I got to get out and hit a few tennis balls and they had a good visit. Kathy and Gina stayed for a while and loved on Mare like they do. My friends Dave and Becky Welch brought over dinner that we will have Sunday. Uncle Rick made Thai food that was unbelievable. Lauren came over for a while to check in on her mom. She also cleaned up for me. Thanks lolo.

Brian and Tia went to homecoming. Tias folks were over for a visit and pictures. Mare was in her happy place. She just loves special events like this and being a part of them. Brian woke up this am and freaked out because he had forgot to order Tias corsage. Mare had already taken care of it courtesy of our friend and neighbor lisa who works at a florist. Even in this state, she is still doing mom stuff. My wife is amazing.

May she have a restful and peaceful sleep.


  1. I sympathized with Mare needing to poke her night angel to stop storing. I saw a show today with a hospital scene including the constant beep-beep-beep of the machines and thought, wow, I'd be a basket case with the constant noise as I am so auditory sensitive--part of my ADD tendency, I think. I can handle visual clutter (just check my office) but the auditory clutter makes me crazy! I hope Mare's environment is soothing for her.

    Well, Mr. Night-Angel, have you made plans for your anniversary? Are you shaving nice and close for baby soft snuggling and putting on Mare's favorite cologne--the one that gets her all mushy on ya? Got the candles, flowers, and special dishes ready?

    I pray the Holy Spirit give you both a grace-filled day and evening soaking in the beauty and blessings that your marriage has birthed in the Body of Christ. Blessings which have reverberating throughout the world these past 24 years!

    God's peace and joy to two awesome spouses!

    Love, Cindy

  2. Thanks for letting me share in some of the action in getting Mare up this afternoon. It was wonderful to see her, enjoy her humor and watch her eagerness to be up in her chair.
    You two enjoy your anniversary tomorrow. May you have warm smiles and happy hearts remembering how you fell in love and all the wonderful years you have shared.
    "May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else."
    1 Thessalonians 3:12
    Thank you for letting that love overflow on to each of us that are a part of your lives.
    Happy Anniversary Jeff and Marilyn.
    Kathy and Mark