I promised updates here, and I have one already.
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!