So a little more on Vi. She is 84 years old, and until recently she has been a real go-getter! She was a nanny for a family of 5 or 6 kids, (I can't remember exactly) was young women's president of our ward, made pies to take to who moved in, she was pretty much non-stop. I've known her for probably 1 1/2 years, since she moved up the street from me. Shortly after she moved in my friend Britany were called to be her visiting teachers. She probably taught us more that we taught her! She was a wonderful example to me while I was up north, and has helped strengthen my testimony in Jesus Christ, and the LDS church. Last week she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and has decided not to do any treatment. The last I've heard is it is spreading quickly, but she's ready for it, and is at peace. I'm grateful for the young women visiting her, and everyone else in the ward for supporting her. This is kind of hard for me to take since my grandma Snowball, & my mom's best friend, Maxine, who was like a second mom to me, both passed away from cancer. I can understand Vi not wanting to do treatment, I just don't deal with death and change very well.
I know this is a really long post, but wanted to let you know about our trip to the zoo and Vi. Please pray for her to be comfortable as possible. Thanks.
Mama tiger & 2 of the 3 babies. You can't tell from the pic but the 1 baby is asleep nursing on the mama, I thought it was cute!