But there have been so many kind gestures it can get a little overwhelming. And you know I'm soft hearted so the tears flow pretty easily these days. Friends have stopped by the hospital with lunch, coffee, snack food and just companionship. Last night we had some snowfall and freezing rain. Then the street plow blocked off the top of my driveway. I was scared it would freeze harder and we wouldn't be able to get out over that big ridge. I called a friend's husband to ask if he would come with his plow to just skim off that lip of frozen slush. When I got home he had cleaned out my entire yard right down to the bare pavement and then refused to take a cent. I also found an entire pan of lasagne delivered to my home when I arrived.
There is also a coincidental support at the hospital. In the room right next to Mom's is my friends father. We were best pals in elementary school and our moms became friends. Her mother passed away a few years ago and now her Dad isn't doing well. So we are checking in on each other, visiting each other in our respective rooms or sometimes out by the Christmas tree which is in the hall between our rooms. It's not nice that her dad is sick, but it is nice that we can be there for each other.
Mom was resting comfortably when I left this evening. So far it hasn't been necessary for me to sleep at the hospital so I wanted to give everyone a little update. It was simpler than trying to respond to each individually.
Thank you again for all your concern and prayers. It means so much