Journal entry by Molly Brooke

Just got off the phone with mom and she said she feels so good today.  We decided dad chose to give her a nice Christmas gift of a good night's sleep.  She said he woke up at 3 and had some more medicine and he is now still sleeping at 9am.  Mom woke up at 7 and feels like a new woman.  Thank you dad!

Apparently after Terry and I left for home, dad had a second wind and was present and awake for supper and the good neighborly company of Dick and Al and Mary.  Rosie made a great supper of salad and sandwiches for all and dad even had a little wine with everyone.  First time in a long time he has had wine(or anything other than water, really... Although he did ask for coffee yesterday but didn't really drink it). 

I know I have said before that the goodbyes are the hardest part for me and yesterday was no different.  However, it was a goodbye that I will never forget for the rest of my life.  Dad was able to give me a loose hug, along with a light tap on my back.  The feeling of that hug will never ever leave me!  He also managed to say I love you as well.  I never really truly appreciated hearing those words as much as I did then.  I always knew it... And he never let me forget it ever ... But to hear it again was extra special and will never be forgotten.  Merry Christmas to me!  ❤️

Anyway with this short update I wish you all a happy holidays and may you treasure the little things as well as the big ones.  Look for them... They are there when you least expect it.  Be sure and hug everyone and remind them how much you love them!  That doesn't cost a dime and can be worth a million dollars!  Have a kind Christmas eve!  Love to all! 
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