Last Friday.. Mrs Brinnand had a GREAT AND A STRONG DAY.. far and away the best day since I arrived Sunday, September 11th..
Last Saturday.. Mrs Brinnand had a DAY.. and Mrs Brinnand had a NIGHT.. straight from HELL.. after I arrived at Shantidan (Shantidan is the name of the Mission of Mother Teresa’s Order where Mrs Brinnand is being cared for).. in the late evening.. six of the Missionaries of Charity Sisters surrounded her.. a Doctor came in.. A PRIEST WAS CALLED IN.. we all left the room and Father John spent a good hour with Mrs Brinnand.. and I decided that.. in order to support Dayal.. her caretaker.. I would sleep all night (Saturday Night) in her room with Mrs Brinnand and with Dayal who lives there with her.. 24/7.. the room is very large and has three (3) beds.. so I had a bed to sleep in.. ALL NIGHT LONG Mrs Brinnand was in agony.. one of the sisters.. one of the Administrators of Shantidan.. Sister Nicole.. sat beside her bed.. facing her.. head down in prayer.. and Sister Nicole did not seem to move one muscle from 10PM until 3:30AM Sunday morning when I put my hand on her shoulder as said quietly.. “Sister Nicole.. you MUST get some rest yourself” and she nodded and quietly left.. MY being there gave Dayal the ‘permission’ to himself get some sleep and not feel he had to be awake and ‘hoovering’ over Sister Nicole and Mrs Brinnand.. Dayal actually left the room and slept on a table in the dining hall.. so I did just a little bit of ‘heavy lifting’ last Saturday night..
Sunday night was like .. WHOA .. Mrs Brinnand was sedated and totally quiet.. and she remained ‘sleeping’ all night long.. once.. at 4AM.. Dayal told me Monday morning.. she had quietly asked for water and had taken a full cup of water.. and I left when Dayal got her out of bed to prep her for the day.. we are talking 5:30AM in the morning time here.. ONE DIS-QUIETING THING.. as I was leaving Monday morning..Mrs Brinnand had a worrisome ‘blank look’ in her eyes and DID NOT HAVE A CLUE WHO I WAS..
Last night (Monday night the 26th).. I had ‘planned’ to return to again sleep with them the night through.. to fulfill the Holy Trinity.. one night (Saturday) for THE FATHER.. one night (Sunday) for THE SON.. and had I had planned to spend one night (Monday.. last night) for the HOLY SPIRIT.. about 7PM.. here it came.. and it continued.. the MONSOON RAIN.. and so at 8:15PM.. sadly.. I telephoned Dayal and said.. “Dayal.. the RAIN.. I can not come tonight” and Dayal thanked me and we ended the telephone call.. at 8:35PM the RAIN STOPPED.. and out I went.. into the pitch black of the Calcutta night.. at 8:44PM I was at the bus stand.. no buses.. finally got a bus up to Lenin Sarani arriving about 9:05PM.. and I waited.. and I watied.. and I waited some more for MY bus.. Nr. 24A or Nr. 213.. finally.. at 9:50PM I said “I will wait until 10PM then head back to my hotel if no bus comes”.. at about 9:55PM my bus showed up.. it was not on the curb but was out in traffic.. in the second traffic lane and it was rolling.. the light was green and traffic had begun to move.. with twenty one (21) years of experience at boarding-a-moving bus in India working for me.. I said a quiet “Prayer” and.. running like hell.. it was dark and the streets wet.. got the ‘look-I-needed’ at the hand rail in the back of the bus.. made a one-chance-you-get-it carefully timed lunge for the hand rail.. got it and pulled myself aboard.. as the bus veered sharply left onto A.J.C. Bose Road heading for Sealdah Station.. and I got to Shantidan.. being well past 10PM.. the entry gates were shut and chained .. talking to Patti on my cell phone for support.. I finally got into Shantidan.. and spent the night (this one for the HOLY SPIRIT) with Dayal and Mrs Brinnand.. and this morning.. as I left.. Mrs Brinnand NOT ONLY had the ‘vacant’ look in her eyes.. she actually said the words.. “Who are you?”.. I believe that Dayal said the same as applied to him.. she did not know Dayal either..
Has she left us in Spirit and is she with THE LORD.. I don’t have a clue.. more shall be revealed..
THIS.. IN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION.. IS WHAT IN THE EVER LOVING HELL I AM DOING IN INDIA..
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER.. IN THE NAME OF THE SON.. IN THE NAME OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.. I WILL SIGN OFF.. AS I LOVE TO DO.. WITH LOVE.. Cap..
- For What It’s Worth.. 27.. September 27, 2011
- For What It’s Worth.. 27.2.. September 27, 2011