O The Time Be Changin’ Truly

I’ve postponed doing this particular article all week.

My nephew’s battle with cancer ended Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 5:52 PM.

My sister was in CCICU at the time. She has recently been moved to a regular room. To my knowledge, she doesn’t know her boy has passed.

It is hard to believe he is only 47 years old.

I am not fallen apart. I have not fallen apart so far. Cried? Yes. I’ve prayed for his soul’s repose. It is surreality firmly imposed on reality at this point for me. I do remember the good times, though. Things about when he was a young boy. Things he loved doing like playing the guitar. He could make it literally sing!

The next moment I think of my sister. What is going to happen when she finds out her son, her baby, has gone before her? Will she pass with grief? Will she have a heart attack and die then? Will she be able to handle it?

Her time is nearing, and despite it all, I just can’t genuinely come to grips with its existence. It is an un-real reality.

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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1 Response to O The Time Be Changin’ Truly

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    My apologies for not posting a more timely response, but I broke an elbow a few weeks ago. My belated condolences.

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