for Pat Adair, and the people who love her...

Our beloved Pat got some shocking news recently, and we're off and running on a mysterious medical adventure. Not an adventure we would have picked, but we're off just the same... (If you're new to the blog, start here.)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Your essence

Please feel free to come visit Mom here at the hospice house. Visitors are welcome are welcome day and night here, although Mike and I are getting a little punchy, so reasonable hours are helpful. The facility is beautiful and peaceful, as you can see from the images on their website here.

Mom has been quite peaceful, and comes to for the briefest of moments where she responds to prompts. She puckered up for a kiss, which might be the most wonderful kiss I've ever had. Tracey Panek from church came by this morning, and I said, "Mom - Tracey's here. Can you see her?" Mom said, "I have my eyes closed," then quickly went back to snoring.

When she comes to for those moments it's so delicious and touching that it hurts - it's physically painful. I just can't get enough contact, and these brief moments are a reminder of what we're losing. I was telling my good friend Lauren, who's spending the weekend with her Mom, about how precious that time is, and how none of us can really appreciate it until it's too late. All we can do is try - and sometimes we'll be successful. Make the effort to enjoy this precious moment, the one you're living right now. It's fleeting. And if you have a Mom, give her a kiss for me. Love is your very essence, and sometimes you know it.

Much love,
Dave (and Mike and Mary and Courtney and Brooke)


At June 26, 2008 10:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Adair family,
While I can get along enjoyably with almost everyone I meet, some people are really easy to love, and Pat comes under that category. Pat has never simply been my Mom's good friend - she has always been someone delightfully sharp and interesting who was interested in me and with whom I could share much in common. I have always loved being around her and I love what she and you have given to my life. Thanks Pat for being who you are, and that's truly one in a million. You will always be a part of who I am and what the world means to me. I miss you and I love you, Kim


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