I tried to write this a while ago, but found I didn’t know how to begin. My maternal cousin Dossie passed away last night from lung cancer. Tonight, my half-sister Barbara is passing from Parkinson’s disease. These two grew up together and were like sisters, though biologically, they were cousins. Now, they will be dying within a day of one another. We never know…
I had heard some time ago that Dossie possibly had breast cancer. Last night I discovered she was dying of lung cancer — and within hours, I learned that she was gone and my sister Barb, who had been suffering with Parkinson’s disease for years, was following her. My sister has been in hospice care for more than two years.
So many mixed feelings… sadness strongest among them.
Be safe, be well, be happy. Know that life is precious and can turn on a dime.