I'm not very good at writing down what it is I want to say so this may be a jumble.
So Mum has been in the hospice just over four weeks now and is stable. Unfortunately in that time no other person has left the ward to go back to their Earth home, apart from one beautiful warrior who was back in the hospice within 16 hours and left the Earth yesterday evening.
I've found it really quite hard hitting seeing families come and go and then leave for the last time with belongings and pain. Whilst for the person who has left the Earth to now be at peace. There have been a couple that have pulled at my heart strings, where we've had interaction and chats and laughs & also unloading of their hearts.
The human body really is a marvellous vessel & when it is time to go, it is time to go. I've seen so many be there one day eating, laughing and then the flame has gone out in an instant.
I take my hat off to the hospice staff who deal with this regularly, how I don't know. It is always business as usual, no sign that someone has departed to the rest of the ward to make sure no one has fear and is comfortable.
Life is so precious and the suffering so cruel and unfair. The human spirit when wanting to keep fighting will carry on but then when it is time to leave....it is time to leave.
They are surprised Mum is still with us...she has a bit of fight left I didn't think was there...her time will come to leave...each moment & memory a blessing.