I got a long handwritten written note from my neighbor yesterday, with some updates about E and more interestingly, some commentary about Miss Mooch. Long story short…this..
“Something bigger than us has been happening over here. After Mooch (she doesn’t say Mooch obviously, but for the sake of this post, it’s easier if I continue to call her Mooch) left [family with young children] slowly as she was here during the day she started helping [E’s husband] take care of E. We had NO IDEA that she would become the blessing we all needed. She helps [E’s husband] day and night and has given rest to him as she preps meds, keeps the schedule on her phone, helps him remember and do everything. She has given rest to [E’s sister] and I as we were trying to do too much with [grandson], house, laundry, cleaning, etc etc.”
I am very pleased to read this and happy to be wrong but I admit I did NOT see it playing out this way, especially since it was my neighbor who was initially unhappy that The Mooch was around too much.
If her presence is a blessing, then there’s nothing else to say other than I feel terrible about how wrong I was. I read the letter to Mr. EOS and he was also surprised at the twist. But as CosHarbour said so well, the fact that this family is about to lose a child and a husband is about to lose his wife and a toddler is about to lose his mom, the household must be filled with a zillion emotions. That there is a blessing in all the sorrow, I am thrilled.
PS: If you are new to the blog and wonder what this post is about, here’s a link to the related thread.