Sad Day

My friends’ mother lost her battle with cancer last night. She’d fought it bravely and through those ups and downs that seems to happen. I’m glad she didn’t suffer long after they decided they couldn’t do anything further for her. I’m glad she lived to see her son get married and another grandchild be born. I’m glad she had some remission and was able to enjoy life – even with the bittersweet taste of illness in the background to remind her of the fragility of it all.
She was surrounded by her family and the love that shelters us all in that time of endings.
May she have peace now.