An hour long conversation with my sister by phone today. She lives 20 minutes away, but we have busy lives. It was so great to talk to her.She is always so upbeat despite the many things that are going on in her life. She and her husband got some bad news about her husband’s cancer; there are new tumors. Her son’s wife and his 3 children are living with my sister and her husband. Her son is in the army stationed in New Jersey. My nephews wife has cancer and will be having surgery next week. My sister has been driving her back and forth for her appointments. Her schedule is a nightmare taking care of appointments for both her daughter-in-law and her husband, and in addition, making sure that she is home to meet the bus for her 2 grandchildren who are in school. Both my sister and brother-in-law have been retired for a few years. They love their grandchildren, but this has been a huge change in their life. This weekend they are home alone and are planning to have a nice quiet dinner out to celebrate my brother-in- laws birthday.
I told her that her ability to find humor and be positive through this ordeal leaves me in awe. She’s always positive and keeps moving on.