Monday, 11 December 2006

The Lack Of Christmas Cheer

I had some devistating news yesterday. My Aunt who lives in America who is very sick has been taken into hospital for the last time. My mother who is in Bedford is gearing up to get a flight out to North Carolina as soon as possible, but I feel utterly useless. I can't be there for my aunt and I can't even be there to console my mother.
Mortality is a horrible thing. I guess I've been lucky, I've only known three people who have died in my whole life and only one of them was a close family member, my nan who died 9 years ago last week. The doctors are doing everything they can in the states at the moment to keep my Auntie comfortable but I think Christmas cheer will be in short supply this year.

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