September 30, 2015
I have a story to share.
A true story.
It happened the other night after the super moon.
A few months ago a good friend of mine from high school came to visit. She said then that her aging parents were both struggling with health problems and were deteriorating quickly.
Eventually they had to be placed in two different care facilities. Her mom, in a memory care home, one hour away from her dad.
After the moon did its lunar eclipse on Sunday night, her mom awoke at 2:00am. She looked at a photo of her husband and herself next to her bed and told the nurse on duty that they were going to Mexico together the next day.
They had married in Mexico 43 years ago. It was a second marriage for both of them.
At 3:19am her husband passed away.
And a few minutes later, she did too.
When the nursing staff found her, one of her arms was up as if reaching for something.
Perhaps it was him.
As one of their 6 daughters said, "Perhaps he was saying, 'Hurry up honey, pack your bags, we're leaving now' and grabbing her by the hand."
I can't stop thinking about the synchronicity of them both dying within minutes of each other.
And how quite likely the gravitational pull of the moon had something to do with them being able to make their exit together.
Just as they would have liked, no doubt.
A love story, actually.