"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Aunt Joyce/Cousin Sue

To update on my lovely Aunt Joyce and Cousin Sue's status:

After almost a month my aunt was released from UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, VA and sent to Augusta Health Center in Fishersville, VA.   Augusta Health is much closer to her home in Staunton.  After a couple of weeks of therapy,  Aunt Joyce was sent home on hospice care.  She has since bloomed!!!  Her doctor's response when he saw her - "we should have sent her home months ago!"  She still needs round the clock care but was able to attend a high school graduation party for one of her granddaughters.  Aunt Joyce also rides her stationery bicycle every day and plays the piano!!  My mother and aunt took piano lessons together when they were little girls - even played a duet in a piano recital.  The video my cousin sent brought a tear to my eye.  I remember how much my mother loved her piano.

Sue and Aunt Joyce (Sue's 60th Birthday Party at hospital.)
My cousin, Sue Lamond, was admitted to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, VA about the time my aunt was released.  Her health has been deteriorating for years.  Sue was sent home on hospice care the week after my aunt (they lived together).  Sue died peacefully on June 6th surrounded by family members.

The two months I spent in Virginia with my Lamond family were truly a blessing.  My older cousins and I had spent time together as children so know each other.  The two youngest - Cheryl and Joyce Lee - I did not know as well.  It was great to be with them and they are truly amazing women.  I also got to spend lots of time with their children.  It was a privilege to be able to help them.

I left Virginia on May 9th.

Suzanne Lamond
To update:  My lovely aunt, Joyce Garvin Lamond, passed away in July.   A very special lady who was loved by all.


Mary Beth said...

So sorry for your loss, Peggy. I'm delighted that you did spend so much time in VA with your family, how cool.

Donna said...

So sorry about your cousin. I am glad I had a chance to see you while you were in Virginia!