This past weekend, Bill and I drove to Tennessee to say our final "goodbyes" to his very close friend who is in the end stage of her battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
It was a wonderful reunion for them; She can see, hear, and has limited use of her hands, but is otherwise immobile. Her brilliant mind is still vibrant.. She can write her thoughts (miraculously) very slowly and deliberately and she can sign (American Sign Language) with her fingers to express her thoughts to those to whom she has taught the alphabetic signs.
One of the first things she wrote to us during our visit was, "I am locked in!"
Here she gives a thumbs up to another very close friend who was also visiting.
During the two days that we were in Tennessee, Bill and she embraced, cried, laughed, and reminisced about their twenty-plus year friendship. Being there was indescribably moving for me.
Uploaded on 9/11/2012 3:11:25 AM
Made with Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera
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