Seems like all heck is breaking loose in my family. The phone has been ringing all night.
My eldest aunt (83) who had recently had colon cancer, fell awhile back and then suffered a stroke. She has been recouperating from the stroke and now my uncle, her husband, has suffered a stroke too. There isn't word yet on how serious the stroke is, but I know one side is affected to the extent his hand is limp.
Several of their children (including their spouses and children) have been evacuated from their homes because of the fires in CA. One family near San Bernardino and one in Crestline, near Lake Arrowhead.
Back in WI, another aunt (81), is recouping from breast cancer and chemo. She is having a rough time of it. Now my uncle, her husband, is in the hospital with something seemingly very serious (stomach cancer or colon cancer). Last I heard, test results are not in yet.
I am very close to these folks. My mother died about 20 years ago and these are her siblings. They have pretty much tried to fill in for my mom in my life. They are saintly, saintly souls with a deep faith.
My other aunt (82), who I am especially close to, just found a lump in her breast.
Please keep them in your prayers.
May Our Lady comfort them and their families. St. Rita, my designated hitter, it's the bottom of the ninth...
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