We were getting ready for church this morning when the call came from my cousin Chris. Aunt Judy had stopped breathing during the night and died. Two weeks ago she had a stroke and heart attack, and I wrote about my mom’s ‘baby’ sister and all she meant. None of us expected this news so soon, though. The all-around concern was that she’d have to go into a long-term care facility.
Instead my mom has lost her sister, my cousin has lost his mother and his children have lost their loving, doting grandmother.
And a niece has lost an effervescent aunt who enriched her life beyond what words can describe.