Mother died on Saturday, March 29, 2008 just 10 days shy of her 74 th birthday. She had fought cancer for almost 6 years and the last two years were the worst. We--her family--knew we were losing her to another world, but, when the moment came, it hurt to lose her.
In a breath I became the matriach of the family--the oldest female.
but, even in the worst of life's moments, a light can shine. Our son and daughter-in-law have since told us they are expecting their first child--our first grandchild!
The due date is December 1. The expectant mother is doing well--she is tired, but not sick and the baby's heartbeat is strong.
So, I lost a very important part of my life at my Mother's death, but, as life goes on and if the Lord wills--my next part of life will include the role of grandmother.