Sunday, May 11, 2014

After a brief break, I'm continuing the posts I wrote while taking care of my late sister Mary Claire in hospice. This is the fourth installment.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Today we made memories Mary Claire won’t be here to remember.  Mary Claire’s friend Sharon showed up at 11:00 am today with her arms full of crafting supplies, followed by my niece Ashley with more supplies. We dumped it all on the kitchen table and proceeded to have a major decoupage party, using scrapbook paper, mod podge, and paint. Mary Claire, Ashley and Sharon worked on birdhouses and I opted to paint and decoupage a clay pot. It was a major success and made MC so happy.

So that’s what I am going to say about today. Mary Claire was happy because we had a craft party. And I will be here to remember. As will Sharon. And Mike. We even got MC out for a while on the deck. It was a bit chilly, but it was such a beautiful day. We wheeled her outside and Ashley had music playing on her iPad.And Mary Claire was happy. She had Mike with her. And she had her best friend from childhood with her.