More bad news for Barb

We got a call from the nursing home where Barb’s mom, Joy, lives today.  She is ill and fading fast.  They said it could be just hours or maybe days but the end is near.

We made all the phone calls and then went to be with her for several hours.  Barb and Xenia read to her and James stroked her head for a long time.  Her body is in such bad shape and her mind has slowly faded since she had the tumor removed and then all the strokes.  It’s time for her to go but it’s still hard on us.  Especially so soon after Karen died.  This has to be really really hard on Grace.  Grace is Karen’s mother and Joy’s sister.  She was here today visiting Joy and left before we got the news.  She will be back from the Tri-Cities tomorrow.