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My Sister Irene
Irene is six years my elder, and has had Multiple Myeloma for thirteen years.
Yesterday she made the decision to end chemotherapy, and tomorrow she begins palliative care. For much of my life she has comforted me when our friends pass on by saying, “How a person is called Home is a contract between that person and their Creator. It is not between a person and the people they love, or those who love them.” She May live six weeks or six months or six years. Because she has chosen this, and is at peace with it, so am I, and so are the many people she loves, and who love her. This makes us all, including her Wife of sixty years, less uncomfortable. She is a good and wise woman, with degrees in Theology and Counseling. She was a Freedom Rider in the 1960s, and has worked for peace and Justice her whole life.
I am honored to be her sister.
posted on Mar 17, 2022 6:58 PM ()
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