My mom has succumb to her illnesses, and passed on Saturday morning. Though we were expecting it, it still came as a shock and surprise. I may or may not be tatting for a little bit, we have arrangements to make and things to get squared away, so please don't think I abandoned anyone simply for lack of hearing from me.
I will get back into the swing of things when I can. There is no family left, only myself and my mom's partner of 23 years. It is all surreal, and I am still having a hard time processing the fact she isn't actually here any more.
Blessed be to everyone out there who has lost a loved one, and may you all find comfort in the ones you still have close.