My mother died this afternoon.
She'd battled progressing dementia for nearly 6 years.
We are comforted by the fact that she died at home, surrounded by her immediate family--my dad, my sister, and me. We were there to tell her we loved her and to say goodbye.
Now, my mother is at peace.
It will take me some time to find my balance again. The past few years have been rough.
But through it all, I have been blessed beyond measure by the strength, love, and support of family and friends.
Thank you all.