Who is next?

In my post ‘Phone Calls‘, I wrote the following –

So, the news of my cancer spreading and growing was received on a Friday; and Saturday Gary made a couple of calls.

He called my twin sister and he called my stepmom.  Why call these two family members?

My stepmom is the caretaker of my dad who has Parkinson’s Disease.  My dad’s health has deteriorated a great deal in the past couple of years.

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At times, it is very difficult to understand his speech and because of the medications he is on; he sleeps a lot.  My stepmom has been a part of the family for over 30 years and is in contact with my siblings.  Gary knew in talking with her, she in turn would talk with my siblings.

My twin sister, being the only female sibling, has a close relationship with my mom – they live in the same city.  Gary did not want to call my mom directly as he was concerned about upsetting her, plus a sensitive matter was to be discussed and Gary felt it coming from her daughter, my twin sister would be better received from mom.

In today’s post, I write the following –

Do you remember Father’s Day weekend?  My 3 sons surprised me with a visit that weekend.  It was an emotional weekend for all of us as we chatted about my current health situation.

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I was honest with them and they know the seriousness of my cancer and the ways it is invading my body and what we are doing to fight back.  They saw me at my worse; just a shell of a man who is weak, but still strong.  You can read more about our special weekend in my post ‘Father & Sons‘.

A couple of weeks after my son’s visit, my dad and stepmom came to visit.  They spent a week and I had many special moments with my dad, moments I will not forget.  You can read more about their visit in my post ‘Chats, Tears & Love‘.

Do I have other family members coming to visit?  Well, since you asked –

This coming Friday, my twin sister and my mom will be visiting.  Another important visit I am looking forward to because my mom and I are close.  I have written many posts about the importance she is to me.  This will be an emotional visit because my mom, she worries like most moms do and I think she feels helpless.

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My sister and I are twins and therefore we have a special bond.  I believe if that bond were broken in anyway, there would be a great loss there.  My sister has revealed to me she is heartbroken and upset.

This weekend I will have special visits with special family members; both have been important to me throughout my life and especially now.

60 thoughts on “Who is next?

  1. Oh this makes me so happy my friend. I am so pleased you will be able to spend special time with both your mom and your sister. It will be an emotional weekend for you all, but a weekend which is much needed. I will be thinking of you all. How are you feeling today apart from super excited? Love and hugs 🙂 x

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  2. So pleased you will see those closest to you. I hope your mum copes with the travelling and the emotion of seeing you so ill. It will be good for you to see her, we need our mum in difficult times 💜

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    • The main reason for my sister to come visit also is because my mom had not travelled for a long time and she will help my mom deal with this emotional visit. Thank you Chris, I hope everything is well with you.

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  3. I’m delighted to read this. It will be emotional for all of you but it will be the most precious of times. I wish your sister and particularly your mum well for a safe and easy journey. I will be thinking of you all 🤗

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  4. Oh Terry – so glad your girls are coming to visit. I’m sure there will be plenty of tears of joy and sadness. Let them flow freely! If you can’t do that with your mom and twin sister, who else can you with?! I’m so glad you are getting this time. You are loved! ❤

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  5. These family visits must be both wonderful and heart-breaking for you and them. Your blog reminds us all that we should keep in touch with our nearest and dearest because you just never know what is around the corner. Much love K x

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