Well, my Mother passed away this morning at 9:30. I wasn't ready (are you ever?).
Yesterday was such a lovely day for her and four of her Great Grandchildren brought up a darling banner they made that said "Get Well Soon" and they put it up on the wall with a photo of them together. When I went in, she was so happy and pleased and said how well behaved the kids were. She and I were making plans for two story quilts for her about her life and she wanted another pajama party like the ones we had before she ended up in the hospital. She was sweet and funny and never complained up to the end. Her surgeon said she was amazing with not complaining of pain after what she went through.
Anyway, some of you have written lovely emails and commented in the chatroom and I just wanted you to know and to thank you. You are never ready to lose your Mother and I wasn't ready to give her up this soon.