posted by Mary Lello, Monday, May 3, 2010, 1:00 PM
To all those still checking on our status here ... Jim is starting the transitioning process of releasing himself from this world in order to enter the next. Just yesterday we were allowing all to come, he was awake, aware and wanted to be surrounded by a party; dancing with me from his hospital bed to old Linda Ronstadt and singing along to the lyrics. But today, he's going inward ... although he did do a little thumb wrestle with Stacie when she held his left hand. I'm not kidding!
We are allowing only 2 non-family members into the room at a time. We do not want to try and pull him back in any way.
It's actually been a pretty beautiful process so far. Do not feel you need to come, we all know how much you love him but if you wish to show up then do. Even just sitting outside on the patio here at Gosnell house in Scarborough is wonderful.