This digitizing experience taught me another lesson, too. During my frustration, I contacted another forum for my digitizing software and several of those people contacted me teaching some new techniques with the software. This was really cool.
On top of all of that I learned that forums are very helpful and you can make some really good friends on a forum.
One of our friend's father is dying. Hospice is with him 24/7 now and he could go any minute. It is so sad to watch someone die. We did this with my mother. Because of Hospice, we were able to keep Mama at home with us until she died. The people at Hospice are very special people. So many people are afraid of dying in a nursing home. This way that fear is erradicated. There is nothing easy about caring for a dying person, especially if it is someone you love. But I have no regrets. I know that we did everything to make Mama happy and comfortable until she took her last breath. I'm not sure how I would feel if she had passed on in a nursing home. Would I be feeling like I could have done something else?
Today I found out that another friend is at death's door. Baban's daughter, Diane, was my best friend. Diane died from cancer in 2004. She, too, had Hospice. Now her mother, Baban, is getting ready to leave. I have such fond memories of Baban. She was the first to teach me that you can never use too much butter when you cook.
As George tells me, we have reached that time when life stops giving and begins taking.
Times like these puts things into perspective. I love my family and friends and need to tell them more often that I love them. There is nothing better to do when sadness appears than to embroider and create. There's a time for everything, including sadness. It's up to each of us to determine how long the sadness will last. I refuse to let it take hold of me and cause depression. There is no value in depression. Happiness has tremendous value, and I choose to take that road. I choose to rejoice in the wonderful lives these people lived and the blessings that I gained by knowing them.
C'est tout, mes amis:>)