Far Guy’s God Mother Marge ( He calls her Aunt Marge) has been on our minds all Spring and now Summer.
She is fighting esophageal cancer and going through radiation. Her kids who live many States away are taking turns caring for her. They fly in for a couple of weeks and then another flies in to take their turn. They drive two hours to the radiation treatments and two hours back. Marge says the treatment after she is inside the helmet and locked down takes just seconds.
We visited recently. We all laughed and cried. She wonders when it will all come to an end. Far Guy said “We never know… God is in charge and when it is your time it is your time.” Marge wonders what she could possibly do on this earth that would make a difference. She is a Minister’s kid and her 92 year old brother is still doing vacancy preaching. Marge has a strong faith, she knows she is saved by Grace alone…she is ready.
Many years ago, Marge and her husband Orville gave us a couple of pots of a tall grass. They said it will spread and it is impossible to kill so put it someplace where you don’t care if it takes over. Since then we have called it Marge Grass. ( It is really a Miscanthus of some sort…not sure which one. )
All Spring the Marge Grass was struggling…as was Marge. One day I told Far Guy “ I am worried about the Marge Grass and Marge I think it is a bad sign.” He replied “I know…me too.”
Finally now in late June, the Marge Grass is coming along. Marge completes four of her six week radiation regimen today.
Here is The Marge Grass at it’s best in the Fall.
Marge never forgets our anniversary or Far Guy’s birthday, the phone rings and it is Marge. She has graciously shared some of her husband’s family history with us. Orville’s Mother (Aunt Emma) was Far Guy’s Grandma Tracie’s sister. As a side note Orville had Trigeminal Neuralgia also and breathing problems which may or may not have been Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency. Orville died back in 2005.
Marge will be 85 on her birthday in August.