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We visited Elmwood Cemetery to laugh, cry and soothe our souls with My Girl Mic Leslie sweet memories. I want my writing to be as bold as she was in life. I thank the Lord for my children who worked very hard to make my May Month Birth celebration a sweet memory. It was my best party ever and the fellowship was unbelievable. I thought about all the stories we take to the cemetery with every visit. It is important to me that I write about her even when it seems I am dwelling on the memories.
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After we celebrated Palm Sunday, our Pastor asked us to take the Palm leaf home and keep it until Resurrection Sunday. I placed it in one of my lamps and when I passed by, I thanked God for all trees in the Woods. I recently read a scripture in Titus 3:1-2 “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men. I am remembering with #Gratitude the continued healing for our family trees.
Today was the last day to walk into her closet and pull out shoes. We worked to clean and give away clothes, purses, and shoes. I asked if I could have her wedding shoes. These shoes are more than twenty years old and she kept them wrapped in her box deep in the closet and now they belong to me. This was a difficult day but I was standing on the promise from the Lord so I made it through. I think about her life of 51 years and I believe I can hear the words, “All God’s Children got shoes
It has been 2 months and 30 days since my GirlMic/Leslie died and I received this card with beautiful words of comfort. I also played a recording I have on my phone of her distinctive laughter as I read the words of the scripture on the card from Nate Hatfield of NPAF.
When we started our day at 06:35, we listened to the song , “It is Well.” We realized the significance that GirlMic/Leslie had been in this silent scream for 40 days. Her body had diminished but her soul and spirit had produced 40 silent sermons to all whom entered ICU Wilderness 312. Her Nurses Ariel and Bree and RT Cynthia cared for her and we played music, “Take Me To The King” and “I Can Only Imagine” while praying. Her visitors were Valerie, Doug, Robert, Lynn, Silas, Greg, and me. We held her, kissed her and shared how we loved her. GirlMic/Leslie’s Sermons are Completed!
07:35 Greg and I sit at Leslie’s bedside and watch as Chrissie and Dr Walker starts their assessments. Dr. G. Kraus comes and gives us a “Litany of Compassion For the Sick” writing and she is given her freedom from the ventilator. The room is full of family and staff as we sing, pray and play a a Daryl Coley song, “Can’t tell It All.” Chrissie starts a MS drip and we are blessed to see her breathing on her own. Dr. K.L. Bryan starts the Hospice Care admission arrangements. I left Greg and GirlMic/Leslie so they could spend time together.
07:00 ! walk in to find Nurse Zach moving quickly as he gives me the news that Leslie has GI bleeding. She has required Platelets and Blood. Dr. Kraus and Omer visited and Nurse Chrissie started her shift.
08:15 I start to sing aloud. “I need you to survive.” Si, Doug, Greg, Valerie, Ann and Jerome are here. We are told of the critical nature of this new complication. More family members, Glenise, Ken, Corliss, Lynn, Pat, AJ, Chris Hill and Pastor Holloway are here. We pray and play healing songs. We read Psalm 117. She is not responsive but I see a tear. .
07:00 I read Psalm 52 as Leslie’s B/P drops to 65/40. Dr. Threlkeld says, “she may have developed sepsis.” I look at her and say, ‘My GirlMic/Leslie is in a silent scream.” It is 08:15 and I am visited by a Congregational Health Navigator and Chaplain who comments that Leslie has been in ICU for 34.8 days. He asked about our plans for the future. It is 6:33 pm and I listen to John W. Smith on a program called “Faith Now” where he spoke of “Rest, Addition, Extension and Deliverance.” I pray, ” Thank God for miracles” as I sit in silence praying and writing stories.