Yesterday, May 4th, 2014 my sister, Thelma Elizabeth Hartmann, was eternally healed. For most of her twenties and into her 30's she lived through hodgkins lymphoma. I don't say she fought a battle for in one of our conversations she told me, "I don't like it when people say I'm fighting a battle - the battle has already been won". Thelmi I love you, you astound me, you taught me, protected me, faught with me, loved me, grew up with me, played with me, shared your life, your clothes, your happiness, your tears, your losses, your wins, your adventures, and created adventures with me.
You are now "Eternally Healed". No more needles, no more medicine, no more hospice, no more hospitals, no more separations from you hubby and little ones, no more loopy dreams (no more chicken backpacks), no more nurses, no more doctors, no more wheelchairs and no more walkers, no more good byes only now a see you later.
I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you very much I think you won though. You won in loving me first.
This past Friday Ruth and I were able to make some videos together with Thelma. Along with Mommi they helped me on a project about "Flourishing". We had great conversations and I asked Thelma if she felt as though she was flourishing even though she had cancer. Her response was "Of course I'm flourishing". That was Thelma full of life, full of spunk, full of character. These videos bring me smiles they also bring tears. Thelmi will not meet our baby or babies... She won't come and visit me anymore... But the legacy that she left and passed on to her daughters, the love and passion in life is there.
Thelma will "flourish" on. She is eternally healed. I love you Emu.