As you guys know, things have been kind of crazy this past year. My parents losing their jobs, losing our house, moving to a basement, having to put Indi down, having to return Zulu, Milly's terrible passing, A friend of mine losing her premature baby, almost losing my horse in the recent farm fire, and of course, my aunt's current condition. We're hoping she won't be in much pain before she goes but without removing the tumor, there are really only two options and neither are pain free. I've never seen so much death in such a short time in my entire life. Lately I've been doing everything I can to count my blessings and keep my family strong by reminding them there is a future past all of this. We just have to endure what's happening for now. It may be an old saying but this is the hand we've been dealt. We need to make the best of what we've got and remember that we've all got jobs to do to keep things moving forward. My father and I have been working double time, putting walls up in the basement to make a kind of apartment for us. When my aunt returns home, I'll have all of my stuff moved downstairs so she can have the top floor to herself and her family so she won't feel too crowded. I'm gonna go pick some flowers in the big field nearby for her as well. I know how stir crazy you can get from being bedridden so I hope we can lift her spirits a bit. My cousins are staying with my grandmother back in the city since that's where the hospital my aunt's in is. Plus, my uncle can't keep it all together, fix and sell cars, AND keep an eye on two autistic kids at the same time. Everyone's doing their best to stay strong but I notice them wavering now and then. It'll be hard but I know I can keep it together for them. I'm thinking of buying my aunt some nice bath stuff, nail polish, and a bunch of spa type stuff that she loves. Much like my mother, my aunt becomes depressed if she doesn't feel 'pretty'. Neither of them leave the house without at least SOME make-up lol. Whether we're going to a doTERRA session or just to the barn to brush my horse, they 'need' their make-up. lol. I know she's going to feel miserable when she starts losing her hair and everything so I'm going to shave my head. I've been growing it for over 5 years but if this is the last year or 2 I have with her, it'll be worth it. Hair grows back.
I know it's not kind to ask, but if any of you would be willing to donate a few bucks so I can buy her a couple nice spa type things to put in a nice basket for when she gets home, I would greatly appreciate it and I'm sure she would too.