and in a moment things changed

I promised updates here, and I have one already.

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These three Macy men are on their way to Philadelphia tonight to escort Rachel, John, and Oscar home to Oregon. On Friday evening! It took some convincing on the part of Rachel’s hospice nurse and the hospice social worker for her to lay down her hopes to spend some days with all of us at the Jersey shore in order to favor a plan to make their move west sooner.

Of course John was a convincer as well; he could/would give up packing a truck and shore-ing to help enable Rachel’s top goal—to be with family during these important days of her life.

Sadly, it will mean their Philly friends won’t get to throw the farewell parties they planned. One was for Oscar with his friends at the park. A photographer and videographer were commissioned by dear friend Susie so that his memory of them could be captured. The other was planned for during the truck packing so they could all meet Rachel’s beloved family. Yes, she does really love us!

They’ll have a little work to do to get everything in order for the return flight. And we’ll have a little work to do on this end. And by Saturday I should be able to report their arrival!

OK, Rachel——ready or not, here they come!

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9 Responses to and in a moment things changed

  1. Aneta Hullinger says:

    We’ll be praying for their safety as they travel. Praying for family as they leave their friends and head home to be with family. Hugs to all of you!

  2. Deborah Johansen says:

    This is all so overwhelming it is hard to even know what to write. You have a literal army of warriors…prayer and otherwise that are praying you all home. God speed to each and everyone of you.

  3. John williams says:

    Good news Sherry! There is a plan for a farewell Oscar party at Cedar Park tonight!

  4. Bob Hampton says:

    What a family! You are all on our hearts every day. Thank you for showing how people can put their feet and hands to work so that no one journeys alone.

  5. leanechaffee says:

    We have your backs in our prayers and our love. May God govern each moment.

  6. Pam Beall says:

    Wish I could think of the right words… You’re all so very special!!

  7. Kathy Hayden says:

    Holding space for the three of you in my heart. Holding love, wishes for safe trip, and warmth knowing that so many love you. Grateful for how your strength and courage has changed something deep inside me. I will miss knowing you close by.

  8. Stacey says:

    And in another brief moment, life and what we know, and life and what we don’t know, will spiral into the abyss of immeasurable faith and trust. A plan is unfolding that is far beyond our human grasp, what can we do but surrender…… I circle all of you with my compassion and love. Stacey

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